I cut flowers from the pattern paper and also did some die cut flowers. One of the dies I used was a new Spellbinders, Spirell-Rounded Petals. When I looked at the back of the package there were instructions for this technique where you wrap embrodiery thread around the spikes that stick out. You can adjust the diameter of the inner circle depending on how many spikes are in between the thread.
On this blue flower I only had three in between I think. I also filled the center with Crystal Effects. The larger flower on the left has Stickels dabbed and drawn on to the petals.