To make an A2 card with a faux leather background, here are the supplies you will need:
Brown cardstock cut 4” x 5 ¼” (I used MFP Hazelnut Tan
Two shades of darker brown ink (I used Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain)
Embossing folder (I used a Cuttlebug animal print)
Clear embossing powder
Cuttlebug or Big Shot
Sponge lighter shade of brown to the cardstock.
After completely covering cardstock with first brown color, sponge darker shade of brown around the edges.
Here is a photo of the cardstock after both shades of brown have been applied. Note that colors are not evenly applied. This will give some additional texture.
Place cardstock inside embossing folder so that the sponged side will be the embossed side. Run through the Cuttlebug or Big Shot.
Rub darkest brown ink over the embossing.
Cover entire piece of cardstock with VersaMark, making sure that debossed sections are also covered with VersaMark.
Cover entire piece of cardstock with clear embossing powder.
Carefully emboss using heat tool.
Here is the completed faux leather piece.
You can now create your card in any way you wish. This background looks good on a masculine card.
Here is my finished card.
I hope you found this tutorial helpful and will give this interesting technique a try.