DIY Friday – you’re the Obi Wan for me

It’s no secret my husband is a Star Wars fan. As is evident by our apartment. So a couple of months ago I saw a really cute meme on Instagram [I’ve tried to back track and find it, but I can’t UGH] stating you’re the Obi Wan for me and BOOM. I knew my Valentine’s Day card for husband was sorted. It was perfect. 

I sat down the other day and planned it out. I used an A4 piece of 220gsm card, folded it in half and painted some abstract water colour on the front [I practiced on some scrap paper first until I was happy with the right amount of random]. While that was drying, I stamped out the key phrase using our Dymo Omega label writer. There is nothing that thing can’t improve. Including Valentine’s Day cards. Of course if you don’t have a label writer, you could write directly on the card. 

I finished it by drawing a little heart on the outside and wrote ‘always and forever’ on the inside; part of our geeky Napoleon Dynamite inspired wedding vows. I’m obv. going to write more than that on the inside, I just wanted to mimic the sentimental message that usually comes on the inside of store bought cards. 
A really simple card idea I thought I’d share for anyone who may be stuck for a card next week. Pretty simple and dare I say fool-proof. Not that I think any of you are fools. xx A

Also featured – Bill Murray print – living room artwork [warning: shoddy early blogging photography etc.]

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  1. February 6, 2015 / 18:32

    Ha! My husband would love this, too. I might add "These ARE the droids you're looking for…" on the inside just to be a little cheeky. 😉

  2. February 9, 2015 / 19:41

    Oh my god this is amazing! My other half would love this too. I bought him a card for his birthday saying, 'Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, These are not the droids you're looking for, but I'm glad I found you' – awwww! Also, we just watched Episodes 1 through 6 in order a few weeks ago because I wanted to see what the big deal was about Star Wars (I admit, I always liked Star Trek but never got into Star Wars). The first 3 (prequels) are pretty bad but I did rather enjoy the older ones. Roll on Episode 7 – it better make up for the prequels!! 😉 xxx

    • February 11, 2015 / 11:53

      Oh Kimberly, I'll light a candle in your honour. To this day I've never seen the Star Wars movies in order. I've said it before, I'm a Star Wars appreciator from afar. I don't call myself a fan because I haven't a clue compared to husband, who knows what size shoe they wore in each episode. I will never know Star Wars to that level.

      And me too! I grew up watching Star Trek! And the newest movies aren't bad at all. I created a drinking game around them actually – take a drink every time you see a lens flare. Boom. Good night.

  3. February 9, 2015 / 20:56

    Really effective! What a great idea, and it looks sooo cool. I wish Lee was into Star Wars, then I would totally be nicking this idea. I need something tree related, though!! 😉

    • February 11, 2015 / 11:58

      Thank you so much, Maria! And Lumberjack not being a fan of Star Wars isn't such a bad thing. I was trying to think of a tree version of the card I made, but I'm totally stumped.

      I'll be here all night.

  4. February 10, 2015 / 20:42

    Ooh, love the watercolour work! Exactly the right amount of random. B is getting a Parks & Rec themed card (Ron Swanson's face + "I love you more than bacon and eggs"-style message), so it's lovely to see someone else nerding it out too!

    • February 11, 2015 / 12:07

      Oh, I am so envious of B right now! I know all too well the glory of Ron Swanson / Nick Offerman, but I've never actually seen Parks & Rec. I know, I'm hanging my head in shame right now. What I wouldn't give to see it.