The fifth challenge stumped me for a bit, so I decided to Google image search "ombre cards" just to get a better idea of what to do. I had actually done something like it already with my shoe card as I used 3 different shades of blue! I decided to use the same colors since I had scraps of the paper already. I looked at my punch box and found a tiny star punch. Man, the little ones that you get for $1 are really difficult to use! But at least they punch out nicely!
Once I had the stars punched out (I punched out way more than I needed), I realized that I was going to come across an issue with spacing! It was bothering me as I tried to figure out just how much room to leave in between the stars. I even had to ask Howard if he could figure the math out for me. I just played around with it for a while until I had something that kinda worked, haha.
I finally opened my Bahama Blue Memento ink pad to stamp the sentiment from "Simply Everything." In hindsight, I think it might've looked nicer if I used a non-blue color? Not sure. I admit that this didn't come out as nice as I had it planned, but once I finished it, I thought of a different method to try an ombre card like this in the future. I'll have to give it a go ... you know, when I'm not under time crunches with these challenges! :)