There are several options I considered using, but in the end I choose the bottom row of Summer, Bird & Sparkle.
The bird & sparkle are pretty obvious. In case you're wondering how I included summer, the SSS bird die is called Bird of Roses & roses are a summer flower where I live. Secondly, I used what I consider to be summer colors represented by PTI inks New Leaf, Green Parakeet, Melon Berry & Bright Buttercup. I first used the green inks with the Altenew Wonderful Wreath stencil. The berries are included in the center of the stencil, so you can put them wherever you want or leave them off. I added the cluster of 3 using Melon Berry ink. The bird was die cut a couple times & glued together. Then I drew around the die so I could cut a solid area with my scissors to color & back the bird. The decorative top was inked in Bright Buttercup & the solid piece in Melon Berry. Both were covered in White Blizzard Nuvo Drops which I used like glitter glue & also added to the berries.
For the solid piece, I spread it with an old credit card like using embossing paste. The sparkle is really beautiful in real life. I decided the bird needed more than the wreath to perch on, so I first added some Elizabeth Craft branches inked in the 2 greens. The sentiment from Altenew Floral Frame was stamped in New Leaf & I added yellow splatters using a Zig watercolor marker. I have several summer birthday cards to send & this one will be mailed soon. You'll find lots of inspiration from the DT. I'm entering SSS Wednesday.