In the meantime, here are a few attempts at a more clean and simple card design:
Well, as clean and simple as I can get anyway. I left most of the right side empty, and added some embellishment on the left with a few different textures of ribbon and some cute sticker pearls I found on sale. I am so in love with this pom pom ribbon from May Arts!
Here are the sticker pearls again, along with a gorgeous light blue silk ribbon layered over a paper doily and vintage paper.
This is in all likelihood the simplest card I'll ever make - just a strip of gold card stock, a doily, and some crinkly ribbon with marcasite and pearl beads tied in the center. I envision it as a perfect wedding card, especially since it has the "tying the knot" theme going on.