I am still very much a beginner so I chose a simple tulip to remind myself of all the options and techniques.
Here's the start, pinning the basic shape and outline.
I had been dreaming of getting into all the papers I bought at Michaels... a real rainbow! I get happy just looking at the colors! While the pre-cut quilling strips you can buy are certainly perfect in width and of a lighter weight stock, you can cut your own strips from regular cardstock. As a beginner, this is a lot cheaper!
And, in the end, here is my tulip: