I've quilled a variety of flowers. Each is as beautiful as another. There are simple pom-pom type flowers made by using a 90-degree fringing tool. Some have a quilled closed coil center. The longer the strip of paper used, the more full the flower. There are also twirly type flowers made by using a 45-degree fringing tool. All of the flowers have a thin layer of glitter glue rubbed over the surface to add some extra sparkle. (Click on photo for a closer look.)
Expecting that I might also need some leaves, I began to quill and husk different shades of green. Varying the length of the paper strip results in different sized leaves. Pinching and squeezing those quilled circles creates the shape of the finished leaves. The husked leaves are sized by placement of straight pins in cork. A thin layer of stickles was added to the leaves wherever possible.
I've husked a red heart and placed it above a quilled stem and husked leaf for a flower with a loving touch:
It's easy to give every flower the sunshine it needs with some simple quilling and pinching:
Finally, I used only some of those flowers for my project and made a few more to coordinate. Here's my version of a Marie Browning card containing stamping along with quilled flowers and scrolls. Look closely to see quilled flowers layered on top of punched flowers for a delicate and very detailed handmade card art design. The card front is very basic and almost any sentiment can be added for many occasions.
I'll save my other quilled pieces for decorations on another project. My quilled insects (here) and quilled winged things (here) may find their place among some of these quilled flowers, leaves and sun.
Do you have your flower on? I'm looking forward to seeing you at the Flower Parade . . .