I've been making cards long enough where I remember the days when every single card had an oval. Then ovals went away. Now I've noticed lots of companies bringing oval dies back (of course, they all have fun stitching now!) Trends always come back around - and that is my #1 excuse for never getting rid of anything!! Unfortunately I have't purchased any of the fun new sets and I simply didn't have time to go looking deep in the piles for my old binder of Spellbinder dies that includes all my nested ovals. What I did have easy access to was old embossing folders and I found one that wasn't quite an oval - but has the same look.
I thought the polka dot was a fun look and I have this sweet Avery Elle More Party Animals set in my not yet used stash - so it seemed like a good match. I pulled a few random colors of Copics that I thought would blend well to make a multi-color balloon, I decided to keep it the focus by using white for the "birthday" die cut. (I layered the die cut three times and as I am looking at the photo I can see that I didn't line it up very well!)
I hope to see you playing along!
The embossing folder is Sizzix but I've had it for so long, I didn't even try looking for it to link it.