Stamps are not just for cardmaking, but can help you express yourself in an art journal. If you have never journaled with images, it is a wonderful experience. I first learned about it in my 20s via a book about Art Therapy - which is just a fancy way of saying healing through art. This can include deep-rooted issues or just daily problems and concerns. There is not one person alive who couldn't use a positive outlet for their emotions.
But just expressing myself in messy crayons to expell anger is not enough for me - I want a figure to work around.
I create girl stamps to make it quick and easy to get a figure onto a page, even for someone who is good at drawing. I love to use other people's stamps and alter them once they are on the page, but even just a stamped image alone can do a lot for a page without doing anything else to it at all.
If you have only used stamps to make cards, I invite you to try them in a journal.