Here are some more flowers that I've made using a different technique. I've made similar ones before, but I didn't have a tutorial then. Check out the tutorial.
I really like the way this looks. It's like a faux leather.
I used Vintage Photo distress ink to color these pieces and also Stazon Timber Brown to deepen the edges. The small dark colored flowers were made with kraft cardstock and the other two were made with white heavy weight cardstock.