Trend Watch – Superheroes!

Superheroes are everywhere you turn these days, and the trend has carried over into the papercrafting world. These adorable heroes and their comic book-themed sentiments and accents are so in style!

Superheroes can be used for all kinds of different cards, and they can be masculine OR feminine! I bet you would be hard-pressed to find a holiday or occasion that didn’t lend itself to the use of a superhero card. I know this to be especially true at my house; my husband is a HUGE Avengers fan, so I’m always on the lookout for fun sets like this!

I have to say I had SUCH a hard time paring down my list of great cards. So many crafters out there have taken on this trend and made gorgeous cards!

Danielle used a great comic strip die by Papertrey Ink to great a background for this card that features some fun heroic phrases that would be sure to make anyone’s day super!

Bam by Danielle Flanders

Bam, Zap, Wow by Danielle Flanders, courtesy homespun with heart

This card by Lexi also features the same die to block off individual shaker areas of the card. I love the patterned papers behind each panel with the little star shakers.

You're My Hero! by Lexi Daly

You’re My Hero! by Lexi Daly, courtesy confetti by lexi

Maile made this fun mask and card that would be sure to make any girl smile! That’s what’s so great about superhero cards – a quick color swap and the card is great for the girl heroes in your life.

Hope Your Day is Action Packed by Maile Belles

Hope Your Day is Action Packed! by Maile Belles, courtesy Simply Stamped

The superhero on Jill’s card is so cute, but he also looks very serious and ready for action! I like the star and embossed stitched circle in the background. They really provide a good backdrop for this little hero.

You are My Superhero by Jill Dewey Hawkins

You are My Superhero by Jill Dewey Hawkins, courtesy MFT Challenge and Inspiration

Debbie did such a great job coloring this little superhero with Copics. The blue rays coming out from behind our little girl hero really make her look set to save the world.

Super Girl by Debbie Olson

Super Girl by Debbie Olson, courtesy Thinking Inking

One more hero that’s ready for universe-saving is the little guy on Sarah’s card. I really like her star die cut with the starry background behind him!

You are my Hero by Sarah Gray

You are my Hero by Sarah Gray, courtesy Funky Fossil Designs

If you’re loving the idea of incorporating superheroes into your paper projects, but feeling like your collection is a bit inadequate, you can always improvise with what you have! I’m not usually one to want to self-promote, but this next card was one of the most fun cards I’ve ever produced, and it might give you some inspiration. I needed an Avengers card for a birthday party we were attending, so I did my best with the non-superhero supplies I had. Google images came in handy a lot as inspiration to get things like Thor and Iron Man to turn out close to accurate. See? You can make a superhero card out of supplies you already have!

Avengers Birthday Card by Laurie Davenport

Avengers Birthday Card by Laurie Davenport, courtesy Paper Chemistry

In case you’re looking to build your collection a bit, here are a few different superhero sets that might strike your fancy:

Superhero Stamp Set by Papertrey Ink

Superhero Stamp Set by Papertrey Ink

Calling All Heroes by Stampin' Up

Calling All Heroes by Stampin’ Up!

I hope you’re feeling inspired to go out and save the world now (or at least let someone know they’re your superhero!)

4 replies on “Trend Watch – Superheroes!”

  1. Love this trend. I’ve been loving the super hero images for the past several years! Thanks for sharing these amazing sets, which need to be added to my stash!

  2. Such a fun group of cards! And this trend is equally as fun! 🙂 Thanks for including my card in this awesome group–honored! 🙂

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