It's All Fiddle Fart I will add the link to my comment on her blog.
Helen has made a beautiful poppy card for her mum, she then goes onto say
If there was a crafting tool I would like to buy that I don’t think has been invented yet, it would be a “crumpler” – I love the crumpled look, but I’m not sure how to do it properly, I end up screwing things up into a ball over and over again but often risk the paper getting torn ….. come on Tim Holtz invent something for me – I am a damsel who needs to distress!
Anyway, on we go
A dear crafty friend, Kath really is such a talented crafter and a very kind and generous lady too, used this tutorial to make her beautiful carnations. The tutorial shows you also how to achieve a faux suede effect. Ruffled Carnation Tutorial
I used the technique to make this
On this flower I added ink to the 'faux suede' layers of the flower to added interest