OWH Sketch Challenge

Operation Write Home is hosting a sketch challenge today, based on this card by Missy from Tonic Studios.

Tonic Card - OWH Sketch Challenge 1

Since Halloween is almost here, I decided use it as my theme and came up with this:


Similar, but different. I added the bat and the moon, and the sentiment is angled differently, but the main design is mostly the same. I used the Tonic Studios 766 Doily Strip Punch for the strips. The ghosts are cut from a strip of May Arts ribbon, the small bats were punched from suede paper using a Martha Stewart punch, and the large bat is also made from suede paper, but I used an older Cuttlebug die. I punched a circle of shimmery white paper for the moon, and the sentiment is from a Hero Arts clear set.

It’s so difficult for me not to put some sort of glittery-ness on holiday cards (you know how I love shiny things) but it’s strictly forbidden on OWH cards, so I restrained myself and settled for a nod to shiny things with the shimmery white paper. The ghosts are pretty shimmery, too. The deadline has passed for sending Halloween cards to OWH, but I still wanted to abide by the rules (that doesn’t happen often!). Now that I am in the mood, I am going to get crankin’ on some more Halloween cards!


  1. That green is the perfect shade for your orange, black and white. You nailed this sketch!

  2. What a fabulous card, Jackie! LOVE that bright green with the orange and black! Awesome take on the sketch - those ghosts are so fun!

  3. This card deserves an "AA" rating (Absolutely Adorable!) Love the fun colors and cute ghosts.

  4. LOVE your take on the sketch, Jackie! Such a fun Halloween card!

  5. Oooh, now I need that doily strip punch. I need help.

  6. Oh what a fun card! I too love that bright green paper with the orange and black. Fun ghosts and bats.

  7. Very cute Halloween card! love the ghosts :)


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