For the PTI video on how to do graduated backgrounds using Copics and ink droppers see http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2012/03/make-it-monday-58-graduated-backgrounds.html
I don't have Copics and only two ink pad refiller colors that might not have worked together (I'll still try that) but I decided to use my foam applicator and 4 Tim Holtz Distress Ink colors:
The sentiment, swirls and "butterfly" are from Spiral Boutique. The "butterfly" is actually one of the solid images turned upside down. I stamped it on the background and then stamped it again on scratch paper to cut out.