My latest project, a different take on a New Home Card. I replicated the ‘Home’ in question using a variety of die cutters, coloured card stock, promarkers, gel pen and glossy accents. This was a labour of love, in particular the brick work. I used the ‘Marianne Design folders extra’ bricks die. To start with, I made repeat cuts into cream card stock and discarded the bricks. I glued the remaining grid (mortar) to another piece of cream card stock. Next I cut the bricks from various shades of brown and terracotta card stock and glued the bricks randomly into the cream grid. To recreate the door, I started with the Xcut Georgian door die set, but the door was not suitable, I did use some of the dies to create the stone section over the top of the door and the door step. I made the door from a plain rectangle die and used my score board to score from the front and back to create the effect of the door panels. To make the windows in the doors, I coloured the two top squares in black marker pen. I then used a silver gel pen to recreate the leaded effect and glossy accents over the top. The House name plaque was made using a plain oval die from a spellbinders nesting set, gold gel pen and glossy accents. To create the hanging baskets, I used a bird cage die cutter and trimmed the die cuts down. To make the box frame, I made a template by copying (& resizing) an old box that had contained Christmas cards, I cut it from 12″ square brown card and used a wood grain stencil and distress inks to simulate the wood effect. The door furniture involved some inventive snipping from various die cuts to achieve the finished results. I completed this project by adding an easel stand to the reverse using the Sizzix Bigz Tim Holtz small easel die and attached the printed greeting sentiments to one side.