Hi and welcome!
We have a few resources that I think will help. First, this is a link to our Stamping Basics section inside our tutorial page: Rubber Stamping Techniques & Card Basic Training: Stamping Basics - Splitcoaststampers
Next, we have a Tool & Product forum where our members discuss every ink, tool and accessory under the sun! Splitcoaststampers Stamping Tool & Product Talk Forum: Cuttlebug, Cricut, Crop-a-dile, Stampendous & More FAQs
I have some good links in my signature to help get you settled, and if you ever need any help - just ask - everyone is very helpful!