1.) Use printed paper, or make your own by stamping on solid paper. Don't worry - it doesn't have to be perfect or even line up - you won't see the detail on the finished flower
3. Ink the edges for a more solid looking flower. Cosmetic sponge wedges that you can find at the dollar store are an inexpensive way to ink.
4. Using a quilling tool for a tight flower center roll the flower. You only need the quilling tool for the first inch or so. Roll the rest of the way by hand.
Easy Peasy - Your beautiful finished flower!