I've had a lot of people ask me where I purchased the suede paper that I used for the stripe down the front of my purse in my gift card tutorial and my faux alligator skin tutorial. I purchased it from Stampin' Up! Did you know we carried suede paper? Actually we don't but you can make it from any Stampin' Up cardstock. It's a great way to use your scraps. I use some of the soft colours cut in squares to make baby quilt cards but my favourite colour for suede is SU's basic black. It separates easily and looks so rich. You really have to try it yourself as a photo doesn't do it justice.
Curl a piece of cardstock between your thumb and your bone folder as if you were culing ribbon. Curl it in all directions until you see the corners start to separate. Stick your thumb nails between the two layers and slowly pull them apart. If you meet some resistance, curl your cardstock again. The more you work your cardstock, the easier it will separate. I used a variation of this technique on my Birthday Hugs & Wishes card. Instead or pulling the Certainly Celery cardstock apart completely, I just curled down the top layers.