Here is how I created the flower:
I roughly drew simple flower petals on felt. I chose a felt that was the same color as my floss so it would be more forgiving in case I had any gaps in my satin stitch.
Satin stitch over each felt petal.
Cut felt leaves and attach onto the fabric.
Satin stitch each leaf.
Once complete, I added some yellow french knots in the flower center.
Up close you can see the puffy raised effect of the padded stitch.
Don't know the satin stitch? Check out this how-to.
This video tutorial is another method for the padded satin stitch.
And finally - I had to share this blog post of amazing felt padded embroidery I found on the Hanging by a Thread blog!!