if this card looks familiar to you, you're not imagining things! i made an eerily similar one earlier this year. but guy cards are *HARD*... and it just so happens that i know quite a few fellas of various ages who really like superheroes... and the paper with the stars is the PERFECT background... so sue me, i "recycled" the idea!
(superheroes illustration from t'internet; patterned paper: my mind's eye; black glossy card stock: ranger; thickers: american crafts; glittery star stickers: ek success, recolored with red copic marker; label: dymo; inks: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)
to tell the truth, when i sat down to make this, i almost felt a little guilty about the fact that it was not a brand new, completely original idea. and then i thought, "WHY??!" we wear outfits more than once. we use dinner recipes more than once. some of us have been known to watch our favorite films repeatedly. why should i feel it's necessary to "reinvent the wheel" with every single greeting card? so i told myself to lighten up, made the card you see above (quite quickly!) and gave it to my favorite young neighbor, john.
and guess what?! he LOVED it, as did his mama. although he did mention quietly that he actually prefers batman to superman and wished that batman was standing at the front of the group. i told him he'd have to take that up with the superfriends. i just make cards! :)