On your work surface swipe your pads across without touching the other colors.
Spray with water. Your inks will bead up.
Lay your card stock on top and preass down. Lift it up and dry with the heat tool on the front side and the back side. The paper will curl up and flatten out. Repeat this step untill you get the look you want.
I repeated it 3 times adding more ink and water to my work surface. This is what I ended up with. When it was totally dry I ironed it to completely flatten it out.
Now you can use this as your background or you can stamp right onto it. I stamped right on it and colored my owl/pumpkin image with pencils. The leaves are all stamped, colored, cut out and attached with glue dots.