This is a layout that I've created sometime ago for an article on SNR which feature the stamps by Darkroom Door. I just love how intricate their stamps are.
Here are some of the ways that I've used their stamps on this layout.
1) I've create a border by stamping the bottom of the layout with a huge stamp for four times. To make it more interesting, I've stamped the same image again on tag and later pop it up on one of those four stamped images earlier.
2) I've stamped some ferns behind the bunch of circles and leaves to create some height to it.
3) I've stamped using the stamps on the grungeboard hinges to create more details to it.
4) To create the interesting compass circles, I've stamped some of their compass stamps onto circles that I've cut out from the pattern paper. See how I've used the same stamp to create smaller or bigger compass circle.
5) I've stamped some words on the photograph to make the it blend it with the layout more.
With these tips through this layout, hopefully you all will start to try stamping on your layouts more often. Just have some fun and try to think outside the box while using them. I know most stamps are meant for cards and some other smaller projects but with a little creativity, you could use them easily on your layouts. It's all about having fun!
Sources: Pattern Papers: Memento; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamps: Darkroom Door; Others: Tim Holtz idea-ology grungeboard and masks, Ranger Glossy Accents, Ranger Stickles, brads, leaves, foam berries, buttons, ribbons, floss for stitching, Glue Dots and other adhesives.