Carta Bella: Bloom & Grow

The Carta Bella Paper Flower Market collection is not only perfect for your Spring memories, but it is great for recording the growth and milestones your family experiences, as well.

Today I am up on the Echo Park Paper Blog sharing a layout about my daughter and one of her first experiences singing a solo in front of a large auditorium filled with people. It was something she had always wanted to do, and was definitely a blooming moment for her!

Jana Eubank Carta Bella Flower Market Bloom & Grow 1 800

I used the 3×4 Journaling Cards paper with its soft pink color for the background of this page. Before I began adhering photos or anything else, I used a scraper tool to add gesso in a large circle in the center of the page. On top of that I used texture paste and the Market Dot 6×6 Stencil to add a subtle, dimensional pattern. You can catch a glimpse of the texture if you look closely at the right side of the photo below.

Jana Eubank Carta Bella Flower Market Bloom & Grow 3 800

I fussy-cut the smaller floral from the Border Strips paper to hug the corner of my photos. I die cut the Lovely Branches using Evergreen Shimmer Cardstock to add to the flower cluster and fill it out a bit more. I love how much dimension the die cuts add!

Jana Eubank Carta Bella Flower Market Bloom & Grow 5 800

Next, I stamped my title in dark green ink using the Echo Park Animal Safari Alphabet Stamp Set. I die cut an Ampersand using the dark pink polka dot paper from the 6×6 Paper Pad. Another fussy-cut flower from the 2×2 Squares paper accents the title.

Jana Eubank Carta Bella Flower Market Bloom & Grow 2 800

To tie everything together I added cream enamel dots and heart stickers (Element Sticker) in a few spots around the page.

Design Tip: When writing journaling on top of gesso, be sure to test your pen first in an inconspicuous area or adhere typed journaling strips. I learned that the hard way on this page. *Sigh* I wish it looked better, but decided to just roll with it.

Jana Eubank Carta Bella Flower Market Bloom & Grow 6 800

The best part of making this layout was adding the textured details with the stencil, die cut leaves, and enamel dots. I loved making this page!


Other Supplies:
Carta Bella Evergreen Shimmer Designer Cardstock
Echo Park Ampersand Die Set


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One thought on “Carta Bella: Bloom & Grow

  1. You may have made a mistake, but I can’t see anything but a cheerful memory page full of details, embellishments, ‘different’ ways to enhance a page, different products are used to showcase the photos. Lovely.


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