Have you ever made such a pretty background or found the most beautiful designer paper and then have trouble covering it up? I do - all the time! I think the best thing about word dies is how easy they are to use. I don't have to worry about losing a good amount of real estate for a sentiment because of the blank space - it can just go right on top of most backgrounds.
I love clear embossing and so I was playing around with the leafy acanthus background die and made this base layer by rotating the stamp and stamping in the corners. After clear embossing, I used Distress Oxide ink Lucky Clover and Fossilized Amber to bring out those beautiful lines.
I die cut the Friends 3 times and layered them on the card. I snuck a tiny addition underneath - a small over die with Forever all clear embossed and sponged with the same ink colors.
I still get to see much of my pretty background but I've also managed to get in a bold sentiment. Hope you like it!