This fern die, which is so intricate and detailed, is also really big (thus the reason I wanted it) so I had to pair it with a large flower. The largest flower I have is the Large Layering Posies which is about 2.5" in diameter. I also used two smaller flowers, the Medium Layering Posies and the Small Layering Posies.
To make the flower, I first inked around the edge of each layer with Old Paper distress ink. Then I turned each petal over and rolled around the back side with a stylus on a foam mat and flipped each over and rolled just the centers with a larger stylus. After this shaping was done, I rubbed on some Creative Expressions Pearl Moon Metallic Gilding Wax with my finger. This is what gives the flower it's shine.
I had never used gilding wax until I started designing cards for Ecstasy Crafts. Now that I have used a few colors, I really like the shine without a mess and ordered more colors.