The idea for this card comes from old-fashioned printers' holiday cards. Printers set type to print alphabet sample sheets without the L and sent the sheets to other printers for Christmas. Several years ago at the Maryland Renaissance festival, I purchased a framed No L alphabet that was printed on a replica of the Guttenburg Press.
BTW, it was fascinating to see the craftsman, in period costume, print a sheet on the press. We are so spoiled with ink jet printers and laser printers and copy machines. Printing used to be hard work!
Writer/editor geeks like myself love all things typographical, so this card is destined for a writer/editor friend of mine who will TOTALLY get the joke and love it just like I do.
If you want to try your own No L alphabet, consider using your computer to design it and printing it off. As a general rule, I don't print things for my cards (a personal hang-up I don't expect anyone else to share), but it would be a great way to eliminate the tedious stamping required. Or just go find cool alphabet stickers like I did.
About the card: It's 5 x 7 to accommodate the large size of the alphabet square. The colors are old olive and pomegranite, which perfectly match the funky K & Company stickers. I had a selection of colors for most of the letters, so I tried to arrange the colors somewhat randomly. This is fun, but I'm going to try stamping instead to get all the same color and see how that works. Stamping all 25 letters might be a pain, though. I'll let you know!
stamps: Hero Arts
ink: SU purely pomegranite
paper: PTI white, SU pomegranite and old olive
accessories: letter stickers (K & Co), ribbon, dimensionals