For a couple who are celebrating a milestone - 50 years of marriage!! I chose to use gold coloured cardstock instead of a shiny gold finish to keep the card more subtle. I colour printed the greeting on a light gold cardstock in a dark gold colour using a font called NOEL. Love this font!! It has such a handwritten feeling. I added an embossed element above, which is two strips of the same cardstock punched with my eyelet border punch (SU), embossed with a flourish embossing folder (SX) and then scored with a line in between with a scoring tool (MS). I added a bit of contrasting ink to highlight the texture before gluing it to the card front. Added vintage seambinding over the joint and two hearts cut from a very light gold and a darker gold with the colours transposed - a great metaphor for marriage. I tied a short piece of seambinding to the left of the hearts with a single knot to simulate bow.
Fifty years of marriage was rather rare when I was a child but is a more common event these days but I do not think that in any way diminishes the value of the accomplishment which is so worth celebrating!!