Homeward with Fall Colours

Hello there, and happy Friday! I’m posting for the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team today. Since our recent blog hop featured the Distress Oxide inks, I thought I’d carry on with that theme. It’s also definitely fall, so I decided to use the Penny Black stamp Homeward with fall colours.


I just love the scenic stamps by Penny Black! They’re so expressive, as well as versatile. Take today’s stamp – Homeward. Just change up the colours you use, and it could be for all 4 seasons!

Homeward with Fall Colours

I really enjoyed creating this card! I combined regular dye inks with the distress oxides. Read on, for the details!


First, start by setting up your panel of white cardstock in your stamping platform. This is a ‘must’, for easily stamping in multiple colours. Next, ink up one colour at a time. The Gina K. Autumn Ink Cube Collection works perfectly for this image! Start with the Fresh Asparagus and ink up the grassy foreground and grass to the left of the fence. Next, pull in a dark brown for the tree trunk, fence and horizon line. For the tree leaves, add a combination of Tomato Soup, Sweet Corn and a bit of Faded Brick, and then stamp. You can use a brown marker to go back and add in the smaller branches.

Once you’re finished with the coloured stamping, clean off the stamp, and then ink it up in Versamark ink. Stamp over your entire image. Cover it with clear embossing powder, and heat set. Now you’re good to add in your distress oxides, without taking away from all the gorgeous colours!


To create the background, first mask off the horizon line. I simply held a piece of copy paper in place, covering the bottom of the panel. Blend on some Fired Brick just above the horizon line, to give it a sunrise glow. Next, add Fossilized Amber above the Fired Brick, and around the tree. This gives it a beautiful sunrise glow. Colour in the wheel ruts with some Vintage Photo. I love using the small Life Changing Blender Brushes for these small areas. Finally, blend on Broken China at the top.

The sentiment is from the MFT Well, Hello stamp set, stamped in Nocturne ink.  Now you’re ready to layer your panel onto a gold coloured cardstock panel with foam tape, and then onto a dark orange card base.

Homeward with Fall Colours

Doesn’t the Fossilized Amber just seem to glow?! I’d love to be walking along the path next to this tree. All that’s missing is leaves to crunch, underfoot.


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Homeward with Fall Colours

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

5 thoughts on “Homeward with Fall Colours

    1. The Distress Oxides are super user-friendly for blending, Susan! I think it’s because of their chalky finish, you can layer them, so there’s less ‘effort’ in blending.

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