Here is a card I have made using a technique called
"Distressed Water Backgrounds"
This is courtesy of Tim Holtz and his Distress Inks of course.
Also includes a lovely stamp by
Teresa Sherman titled "Snowy Mailbox"
Below I have included photos of the steps
taken with this card for you:
First swipe Distress inks across a nonstick craft pad
keeping them a bit apart so not to contaminate them:
Then spritz water on them until small beads appear like this:
Blot paper on this and heat until dry.
This is what it looks like the first time swiped and dried:
Swipe paper across wet inks a second time and dry with heat tool:
You can swipe and heat several times until you get the depth of color desired.
Then overstamp your image and finish.