Since I took a break after mailing my box of cards to OWH, I decided to study up on the latest Boot Camp on The rule of thirds. To understand this, please check out the link.
I printed Paula's template and made sure the measurements were correct, then I traced the template onto an acrylic template that I bought years ago from Evolving Images.
Midweek Throwdown on the Stars & Stamps Blog.
After completing the card, I checked it with the template to make sure the Focal Point was at the intersection of the thirds. The paper is from a 6"X6" pad by MME, called Reunion.
Looking at my finished card, I think the sentiment may have drawn the eye away from the flower, which was my intended Focal Point. I'll work on this in the future.
Edit: I tried adding another circle to frame the flower. Did this help or not?