Thanks so much for all the wonderful feedback. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it; my confidence can always use a boost.
The “boo-boo” was that I left one of the layers hidden on the second row of text. I have a habit of keeping all my layers until I’m sure I’ve gotten the effect I’m looking for. With all the hiding and unhiding, I guess I missed it. Lucky for me, you can’t tell unless you look carefully at a large version. We are our own worst critics, aren’t we?