The first two are done with Memento inks and stamp sets by Stampendous. The sentiments are from Wordsworth sets.
For this card, I masked off the bottom and used one of my background stamps inked with more than one color of the Memento inks to create the top.
For the next two cards, I stamped and embossed the saying in white and played around with some watercolors to create backgrounds. The first one got a little muddy, but the second one turned out much better! Will definitely have to try this technique again!
The next three cards I used the same one layer format, but instead of using Memento inks for the background, I used my Twinkling H20 paints. I then used some Versafine ink to over stamp the other images. They have such a nice shimmer. The photos don't do them justice!