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Business Card Float Frame

Because everything was mounted between 2 sheets of glass, you can see the wall color behind the frame. Here, we photographed it with a piece of ivory mat board behind it. In another shot at the bottom of this page, you can see it with a black mat board behind it.

Our shop manager, Dana, was given a challenge, recently, to put together a frame that showed off a collection of busienss cards belonging to one of the upper level executives at a Chicago firm that would show the cards in a chronological sequence and float them between two layers of glass with matting all around.

Dana mounted all the cards on 8 ply mat board and cut them out with a 45 degree bevel all around each one. She cut a double mat out of Crescent 5598 Etched Black mat board with a liner mat of Crescent 1646 Sky Blue, with the opening outlining the array of the business cards as they were mounted on the bottom layer of glass in an "Ojo de Dios" pattern. The frame used was a Gemini 3802 matte black with silver lines on the moulding edges. Spacers were used to push the mat up against the glass and leave an air space between the two layers of glass sufficiently large enough for the platform-mounted business cards to not touch the top layer of glass. Glass used was Tru-Vue AR anti-reflective glass.

Dana also had to add a small bit of verbage at the bottom of the array to complete the design. This was all done in less than 6 days. Glass size was 26 x 19. If you have had a varied career and worked at a lot of different companies, why not bring in your business cards and related memorabilia and let us design a shadowbox for you that tells your story?

Photos by kind permission of T. Vandam @ Brand Connections

Framing designed and executed by Dana Fisher, CPF