This challenge today is really timely for me. Our oldest son David, and his wife Sarah, will be celebrating their 18th anniversary on May first. This will go to them. The punched piece is gold matte paper, and was it ever a pain in the **** to punch. It's pretty thick, and once I started it, I had to finish. I have more of the paper left, but you can be sure it won't be punched EVER AGAIN!