I covered 2/3 of my base card with a soft eau-de-nile green DP (has a subtle pattern that isn't showing up on the photo) and then stamped and embossed the double border stamp from quilled elegance in gold. I rotated the stamp half way across to get the full width of my card letting the image fall off the edge on the right. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the same set to match.
I probably should have stopped there - it was elegant, with just a hint of gold. But no, not me, it seems I can't do "subtle" and gold together. I decided to colour in the quills using gold stickles and my all time favourite stickles colour "patina" to match into the eau-de-nile. Hope I didn't overdo the touch of gold too much - I have to say it is far prettier and less in your face in real life as the light has made it look super sparkly in the photo here.