The one technique I find myself using a lot on my layouts is stamping. Mostly for titles because I never run out of letters. Another technique I like using a lot is inking around my paper edges.
Supplies: Pattern paper, Chatterbox. Foam stamps, snowflakes and snaps, Making Memories. Ink, Stampin Up. Circle cutter, Creative Memories.
I stamped the letters with the white ink on the reverse side of the pattern paper. After it dried I outlined the letters with a black pen and then cut out the letters.