Remember I said that I had sought and found a "comment buddy?" Well, here is the card on which I sought comment (the ingredients are just a post or two below): I liked the card but thought it was bland. The comment that I received (and I'm paraphrasing) was that the card needed a boost -- perhaps 3 gold brads, some gold cording or some mellow moss -- something to separate the layers and add a little umph. So, I took the advice and here's version #2: How I changed the card: I added several layers of SU Brushed Gold Cardstock, colored in the leaves with a Sakura Clear Gold Glitter Pen, stamped "Thank You" with Cranberry Crisp on some torn SU Cardstock Vellum, and adhered with SU Gold brads. It's hard to see in the picture, but I also took some Encore Gold ink and pressed it onto to the Recollections patterned paper just to add a bit more gold. To be honest, I think the photograph of the second picture is nicer, which adds to its brightness, but next to each other, the second card is clearly better. Thanks, comment buddy! I could keep going and improve this card further, but after re-working it once, I need to move on (I guess I'm easily bored!!).