These two cards were using the Crafty Individuals Die 'Gilded Cage' available at Fat Cats Card Corner.
This first one is done with the Marianne Designable Cut and emboss folder number 908.
The gilded cage die, I have done in two colours the pink of the flowers and cage, and the green of the branch. The cage I then put stickles on so that it was sparkly. The pink flowers I have moulded slightly and put a gold bead in the middle then stuck it onto the flower on the branch. The sentiment is done on the computer and then cut out with the centre tag in the Couture Creations Universal nesting Fleur de Frame and three tiny crystals.
This one I have cut the complete die with some gold mirror board, I also cut the aperture out of the front of the card, framed it with an oval of the same gold mirror board, and then some apricot designer paper also cut out with the oval, again mounted on the gold mirror board. The bird is the Marianne Creatables Bird on a branch, done in a dark brown, with it's wing done in some cream glitter card. Finally the sentiment is cut out with the Victorian rectangles Crafty too die. Behind the aperture, I have mounted some tiny rosebud paper on the inside of the card, so it is seen through it.