I took a photo from the side as well, cos I love the background I created for this card, using the houses from the recently-retired Sleigh Ride edgelits. The sky is Dapper Denim and I did 4 stacked layers of the houses in Basic Black with dimensionals to create a city skyscape. I cut the lightening bolts from silver glimmer paper, and the "kapow's" are wood embellishments I got from Typo last year. I think they were the perfect finishing touch!
As predicted, this card was well received by the birthday boy!