I rarely make 'fancy' cards. They're too.....I'm not sure WHAT they are, but they are. So when I had to make a 'fancy' card for a 25th anniversary I was a titch nervous. I went with elegant swirls, sparkle and pearls.
The patterned paper actually has a pearlized finish which is hard to tell on camera, but you can make out the sparkle from the heat embossed swirls (I used SU Iridescent Ice for the sparkle). Then I tied a pretty simple bow with Very Vanilla and sprinkled some pearls on. The sentiment stamped in Early Espresso is from the Congrats set.
Didn't turn out that bad. In hindsight, I could have used a bit more flourishy sentiment, but all the other ones I tried got lost in the background swirls. It's ok though, I'll take it....I'm calling this one done.