Problem with trying to get a message to show properly

Hey Everyone, I am having a problem with trying to show a message properly. I tried it with a layout grid and a table but both don't seem to work. Any help would be appreciated. What I wish to achieve: What I can achieve with a layout grid:   What I can achieve with a Table:
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would something like this work:


I played with this a bit and was able to get this using template grids:

The grids are like my first screenshot.  The styling in the green 'cell' is:

the styling in the  yellow 'cell' is

maybe that gives a the start of a workable solution.