Have you tried to use stamps for something other than what they are?
Today's Christmas card has an odd looking fella' peeping up from behind the sentiment. His hat is a chili stamp and his full bearded face is a mushroom stamp! I colored his nose with a red marker and added goggle eyes. The fir twigs were stamped with permanent black ink, then colored in by using a waterpen and Distress inks.
Chili, mushroom and fir twig stamps are all available here.
Thanks for stamping by!