I used Ranger's Matte Glue n Seal to attach the ric rac. I put a bit on the ends to prevent fraying and when it dried, it was a bit darker. So I ended up adding a layer to the top of each piece. It toned the color down a bit, which was perfect.
I printed the journalling out on the computer, using the thickest of the thick settings, and still managed to jam it up and had to call for reinforcements. But it was worth it!!! I added glittery letter stickers for the first letters in the title. I like how they mirror the reflective metal bits of the sign in the picture!
For the spacers, I went to the local hardware store and picked up 6 washers that were slightly smaller in diameter than my brads. I glued them down onto a strip of leftover watercolor paper, cut them out, and repeated the process on the other side.
See how nicely it pops the flower up???