The Town Scrapper - Faux Leather Tutorial

Happy Wednesday! Today I have a tutorial for your which I wrote for The Town Scrapper on how to make Faux Leather. You may have seen me use it on some of my cards recently. It is super easy to make and well, after I discovered it I became addicted!

1) You will need:
· Card stock in chosen colour (I’ve done a few colours so you can see the result)
· Co-ordinating inks (I will list what colours I used for each colour card stock)
· Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug embossing folder in “Tiny Mosaic”
· Versamark ink
· Clear embossing powder
· Tidy Tray or folded piece of paper for catching powder
· Heat tool
· Old metal biscuit tray

2) Using your chosen piece of card stock, dry emboss using the Cuttlebug embossing folder Tiny Mosaic.

3) On a scrap piece of paper, place your dry embossed card stock face side up. Using a dye ink pad run the surface of the ink pad directly over the card stock. Don’t press too hard as you only want the embossed raised surface to catch most of the colour. I have used the following ink colours:
· Kraft card stock – sand, caramel
· Green card stock – sand, green
· Rust card stock – sand, caramel, chocolate
· Chocolate card stock – chocolate, burgundy
· White card stock – silver pigment ink

4) Once the coloured inks have dried, using a clean scrap of paper underneath your card stock so you don’t get coloured ink on your Versamark ink pad, dab the Versamark ink directly over the entire piece of embossed and inked card stock, ensuring the surface is covered in the Versamark.

5) While the Versamark is still wet, place your card stock in a Tidy Tray and sprinkle clear embossing powder over the entire piece of card stock. Shake off the excess. If you don’t have a Tidy tray, use a piece of scrap paper folded in half to make it easier to return the left over embossing powder to its original container.

6) Place your card stock on the metal tray and heat up your heat tool. Apply the heat directly over the card stock and melt the embossing powder so it goes glossy ensuring that the powder is melted entirely but don’t scorch your card stock!



  1. great tute Kylie - hmmm - can see another CB folder is needed in my collection - LOL

  2. OOOOOO great now I am going to have to buy the things I don't have to do this, the effect is amazing! Fantastic tut Kylie! OOOO I think I might make a journal! Ugh the brain is a ticken!
    Hugs Kel xx

  3. WOW!! that looks AMAZING Kylie! thanks for a great tutorial!! Would love to try it sometime... might have to pop that folder onto my wishlist. lol!

  4. EEEEEEEKS, this is FABULOUS! I LOVE it Kylie!! Now, like Kellie, I'm gonna have to and hunt down that CB folder and try this out. OMG! Thanks for sharing, its awesome!!! Fab Tutorial for TTS!

  5. Kylie you are amazing!! I love this technique. It looks fabbo!!

  6. Wow Kylie, this looks awesome! thanks so much for sharing it, I love it!

  7. seriously, girlie, this tutorial is FANTASTIC! i love the finished product, and i had this CB folder in my hand the other day...

    you make it look so EASY! and is that a journal you created?

  8. lol guess what I went out and bought on the weekend!!! I even told the girls at the craft store how awesome your tute is.:)

  9. What an absolutely brilliant tutorial, I make a lot of notebooks and journals and this would be a fantastic technique to do. It would especially look good on notebooks and journals for the guys in our lives and we all know how difficult they are to craft for, heehee. Thank you so much for sharing. Lee xx


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