I'm also determined to make a dent in my pattern paper and I love this kind of background. I made the entire card from two pieces of pattern paper, the darker piece from a Xmas pad on sale at Michael's over the holidays.
I liked the simple design and thought everything goes with pearls. I popped the Hero Arts sentiment (CG132), Messages. I hope my partner likes this because I really like the soft mellow and homey feel to it. The sketch just called CAS.