Thanks Mark. I agree with you on that. The wonderful thing about these kits is that they can easily be taken apart and redone.I think the copper is beautiful in combination with the centerband/accents of the kit. I'll vote for the upper blank to be similar rather than slightly different.
I kind of agree with your wife , although I personally would not use anything other than a plain kit devoid of extra ornamentation for the blanks . A simpler background in the photo would give us a better look at it .
I agree with Wayne, the background is somewhat distracting.