I have a vast collection of snag 'em stamps and stamp packages by Inkadinkado (from JoAnn's). Most of my stamps are clear acrylic. I used the polar bear below to make some of my Christmas cards last year.
I mostly stamp for cards, and my favorites are C.C. Designs, Kraftin' Kimmie, The Greeting Farm, and Pink Cat Studio. I just got a couple Love Lolitas, which I think are English, but All That Scraps started carrying them. They look like manga characters, and I'm so excited to have them.
Well, mine are all people or animals, so that's why I use them for cards (they're all in my gallery if you want a closer look); I can't see how to use them on a layout without it being too contrived. Although I did see a really cute page with a "card stamp" on it the other day:
It kind of depends on your style so I looked at your gallery. (lovely, BTW!) You would probably use flowers and swirls/flourishes on your layouts.
Here are a few ideas.
I prefer unmounted rubber stamps for clear images but acrylics are easier to use because you can see where you are stamping.
yes, flourishes will definately go down well. but I am hoping to start card making too now cause my MIL has just skyped to say that she has bought me a selection of COPICS while on holiday in Canada!!!
I have only basic stamps because I don't stamp that often so I need stuff I can use everywhere! I would encourage you to get alpha stamps, flourishes, journaling stamps, and some sort of script or other patterned stamp. I have linked to a couple I like best.
I have several large background stamps I use with versa mark. Dots, Hearts, Flowers, Weave patterns.
I also use foliage stamps quite a bit. Leaves, Vines and Trees.
Got Pets? I have a dog and a cat stamp.
Got Kids or a baby on the way even friends or family? I use a large baby footprint background stamp for baby shower stuff and for my own grandson's layouts. They are not gender specific so they are great.