Wednesday, September 6, 2023


Hello there! I'm super excited to be the Guest Designer over at The Male Room Challenge!!! YAY!!! A GIANT thank you to Helen and the team for this wonderful opportunity!!!

This time around the challenge theme is "leaves."

Autumn is my favorite season. It's also my husband's favorite season---primarily because he's a hunter and a football fan---but also because we love autumn hiking adventures here in the mountains---the crisp air and the colorful leaves covering the trees and trails. So that was my inspiration for my card:

I die-cut all of my pieces for the branch, leaves, and acorns from white cardstock. I added ink to each one with blending brushes and a selection of Catherine Pooler inks. I splattered the leaves and acorns with metallic gold watercolor and then assembled the pieces onto my card popping up one of the acorns for a little dimension.

The sentiment was hot foiled with copper foil and then die-cut with the coordinating die. I love the touch of shine it adds :)

Thank you for visiting!!!

I hope you'll join us over at The Male Room Challenge! I look forward to seeing your creations!!!

Have a fantastic week!!!



Ink: Sand Castle, Icing On The Cake, Ginger, Terracotta, Whipped Honey, Sauna (Catherine Pooler)

Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Kraft (Papertrey Ink); Basic White (Stampin' Up)

Dies: BotaniCuts - Mighty Oak (The Greetery), Deckled Rectangles (Stampin' Up)

Hot Foil Plates & Dies: Joyful Thanks (Catherine Pooler)

Glimmer Foil: Copper (Spellbinders)

Embossing Folder: Timber (Stampin' Up)

Other: Metallic Gold Watercolor (for splatters)

Adhesive: 1/4" Double-Sided Tape (, 1/8" Double-Sided Tape (Lawn Fawn), Stampin' Dimensionals (Stampin' Up), Bearly Art Precision Craft Glue 


  1. I'm so in love with your leaves card, so fabulous Autumn colors and awesome white embossed wooden background, beautiful. Thank you so much for beeing our GDT at The Male Room this month.

  2. Gorgeous card Lisa. Such beautiful colours and a fabulous layout. Thanks for being Guest Designer at The Male Room. X

  3. A big congrats on guesting, Lisa! Your card is fantastic. I love autumn too and you've created a wonderful paper version of it!

  4. Fall is the most beautiful time of the year and your card reflects that look. The leaves are so pretty and I love the gold splatters on the leaves.

  5. Fabulous card, Lisa and perfect for our challenge.

    Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at The Male Room this month.

    Helen x
    DT Coordinator

  6. Congrats on the GDT at The Male Room blog. Fall is my favorite time also. Your card is lovely.

  7. Congrats on being a guest designer for this challenge and what a wonderful card you've made with those pretty leaves and foiled sentiment! The colors and embossed panel make for a perfect fall card for some lucky guy!

  8. Congrats on being our guest designer this month. What a fabulous card - I love the clean lines and the texture of that backing card. Fiona

  9. Hi Lisa. Hope you're busy enjoying life! I'm finally getting back to reading blogs. Thank you for the well wishes. Pretty well recovered from my total shoulder & the hip is totally great! Congrats on being the GD & I love the look of your leaves & this card!