Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Creating Your Own Backgrounds and other Stamp topics.
You can create a suede effect for backgrounds by spreading liquid applique in a thin layer onto your card/paperstock. The best way to spread it is to use a brayer. Once you have a very thin and even layer of liquid applique you can leave it to dry and then heat with your heat gun.