I found this great tutorial by Meridy over at Something Scrappy. She uses a synthetic, silky fabric to create the most beautiful faux flowers. With the flame from a candle and some brads, you can make the stunning flowers shown above.
Her tutorial is clear and straight-forward, plus it includes pictures to help visually. Her blog is full of ideas for turning non-scrappy items into interesting and unique embellishments. I look forward to more tutorials and ideas from her!