Random stamping is anything but. It sounds like it would be easy, but getting a pleasing random arrangement of images takes practice and can be rather challenging. Here's a tutorial on pulling it off.
1. Start with your sentiment, if you're using one. Put it in a "sweet spot" on your card or stamped panel. If you're not starting with a sentiment, put whatever you want to be the focal point in a sweet spot (usually the largest image you're stamping). Remember that the sweet spots are the points where lines dividing the space into thirds intersect.
2. Start with the largest random image. Stamp three of them in a triangle. I try to position the first one in a way that draws the eye to the focal point, and then add the next two corners of the triangle. Remember to stamp some images off the edges of the paper occasionally. If your large image is huge for the space, you might only stamp it once.
3. Pick another image and add another triangle. Notice that the angles and sides of the triangles are different. If you use all equilateral triangles, you won't end up with a random look. Mix up those acute and obtuse triangles. (And yes, I took geometry in high school and still remember some of it. Thank you, Dr. Collins!)
4. Keep going...
5. ...and going...
6. ...and going until you are either satisfied or you have messed it up beyond repair, in which case you turn the paper over and try again. Like I said at the beginning, this takes practice. I mess random stamping up frequently, but not as frequently as I did early on.
Also note that I could have stopped at step 4...that looks pretty good. But I wanted to really flood this panel with colors and images to make it extra happy!
7. Dress your randomly-stamped panel up and make a card of it!
I hope that helps you plan your own random stamping with a little bit more confidence!
stamps: Hero Arts (retired clear set)
paper: Papertrey Ink
accessories: rhinestones in assorted colors and sizes, dimensionals