Builder Birdcage, Congratulations

Builder Birdcage, Congratulations

Eek!  I had fun playing with another fun stamp set from the Occasions Catalog — Builder Birdcage. This would make a great Bridal or Wedding card for those special occasions.  (pun intended…Lol!)  After trying several different color combinations……I went with classic White and Silver.

DRESS BODICE:  With my clothing designer background I immediately thought the curved cage image would make a great dress bodice.  I embossed the “bodice” in silver and fussy cut.

DRESS SLEEVES:  I wanted to go sleeveless but it just wasn’t working for me. I had my a-ha moment while looking through the images and realizing OOH….this cage top would make great sleeves.  Sweet!  These were silver embossed and fussy cut too.

DRESS SKIRT:  You might be thinking……did I freehand the waist?  This had to be “perfect” so I used an oval from the Layering Ovals Framelits to create the waist curve.  To tie the skirt with the dress I embossed a detail at the bottom of the skirt, which is also part of the Builder Birdcage stamp set.  Yay!

The Silver Dots Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate was the perfect background to make the dress pop.  AND of course it added another layer of shine.  Woohoo!

The final icing on the cake is the “Congratulations” sentiment from the Balloon Celebration stamp set.  I love the tone on tone embossing that lets the dress pop.


  • STAMPS:  Builder Birdcage, Balloon Celebration
  • PAPER:  Whisper White, Silver Foil, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate-Silver Dots
  • INK:  VersaMark
  • ACCESSORIES:  Framelits–Layering Ovals | Emboss Powder–Silver


Sparkly Hugs, Carol



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