I chose a die from Spellbinders to use as a mat piece for the plaque. Then I used a sticker sheet from SRM stickers to create the sentiment on my plaque. The metallic finish of this paper comes out so stunning and because the paper has such a nice thickness it popped right out of the die with ease. A huge plus for me for sure!
Now everyone knows me for my love of making handmade flowers but I am really picky about the paper I use. The paper needs to be of high quality for my flowers to really last and withstand me spraying it with water when I go to mold it. Several papers I have used previously tend to buckle when sprayed but the CutCardStock papers work beautifully and hold up so extremely well. So for my flowers I decided to use a retro flower punch with my Hot Fudge card stock. You punch your flowers then cut a tiny slit between each petal as shown in the 2nd photo
Now take some tweezersas shown in photo 3 and hold each petal and just twist it. Once this is done it looks like photo 4 and now all you do is layer each flower by staggering each piece. I created a total of 4 flowers to put 2 on each side of the plaque.