In the spirit of crafters everywhere he said, "we can make one!"
When I asked him what kind of image he wanted chose a Death Star. Sounded ominous, I know.
My husband had to sketch a version of the Death Star on our kitchen chalkboard for me to use as a reference.
I used a small purple potato procured at the farmer's market.
I cut the potato in half, the long way.
Then I began chipping away at the potato with a sharp knife, cutting lines across and then carefully whittling the potato pieces out. I had to keep reminding myself that whatever I take out becomes background, whatever I leave in, foreground (backwards thinking from normal sketching.)
Once complete, I dried the potato with a tea towel so that the ink would better adhere.
And then he started stamping!
I did forget that if you copy an image onto the potato, the printed image will be a reverse image, as though looking in a mirror, so, for example, that circle on the Death Star should have been on the right hand side, but since I carved it out on the right hand side of the potato, it appears on the left hand side of the paper.
Do that to a variety of card stock colors (check out my free card stock giveaway happening now!) and you have a potpourri of Death Star thank you cards!