Do you know Aladine stamps? I really love them. I was in design team of czech importer of Aladine stamps. I think that you do not need only nice clear or rubber stamps, it is fun sometimes use something different.
For Case study I took funny dino stamp (it is from sramp set Tampominos), stamped it and with Copic coloured.
Than I used my Sizzix for making oval hole and Tim Holz stamps and three Distress inks. Nothing more. Sentiment Hello is my private we do not here in Czech Republic english sentiments so I called my friend and she made me some at her laser.