Wrinkle free distress is my favourite, I use it a lot!
Well, my favourite after using them instead of watercolours, but I don't think that counts as a technique.
A recent weekly tutorial was water stamping, you'll find it in the resources section. I'm still working to get a good effect but I've seen some gorgeous cards.
You only got pads, not re-inkers? That's a pity, the re-inkers make a great colour-spray in the mini-misters (diluted with water) and with added Perfect Pearls you have your own glimmer mists.