Both cards use Forest Friends, from the Occasions Mini catalog.
On both of these, I tore paper and sponged along the tear to create the landscape. Obviously, I'm still trying to get the hang of it, but these turned out pretty good for a first attempt.
To learn how to create this kind of card, contact me for hands-on training. Or, if you want to visit Michelle's site, you can at http://zindorf.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/tutorials-ive-written/