This stamp really is a fabulous flourish. I used it on the cover of a large scrapbook cover I gave as a gift; it really looks great. It makes a really nice background flourish if stamped with a very light stamp pad. Then you can stamp or embellish over it or however you want. I love it and know I'll use it a lot.
I am absolutely head-over-heels for this stamp. It's large and elegant and isn't so Christmasy that I can't use it on other things. Ink comes off of it pretty well although you have to be sure to get into the tiny crevices - there's a lot of intricate detail that is hard to see in the pictures.