Introduction: The Changing Ace

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Learn how to build a simple gimmick to change an ace of diamonds into and ace of spades!

Step 1: What You Need

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You will need four cards:

A King of Spades
A Queen of Spades
An Ace of Spades
An Ace of Diamonds

Step 2: Cut the Card (literally)

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Position the Ace of Diamonds at, lets say, 30 degrees. Draw a line and cut it in two. Then cut 3/4 of a centimeter of the bottom of the card.

Step 3: Tape the Card on the Queen

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Place a piece of clear tape on the back of the sliver. Bend back the tape and stick it on at an angle that looks like you are fanning it out.

Step 4: Baffle Your Audiance

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Now slip the Ace of Spaces under the sliver so that most of it is still sticking out. Cover it with the King and show everyone your cards.

Step 5: Now for the "magic"

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Take the middle card our (Ace of Spades) and make sure nobody see it. Show the audiance that you took a card still hiding the flap. They think you took out the ace of diamonds. Now pick up the ace of spades. It magiclly changed!


zhorton (author)2011-04-11

Not a bad trick, but if someone wants to look at the cards, you're blown. That and i don't like the idea of wrecking a whole deck for one card

Geek++ (author)zhorton2011-05-31

you are worried about a 2 buck deck of cards for a good trick? ok

sk8er_dude (author)2010-12-05

i dont really get it hmmmmmm oh well

bassmonkey (author)2009-12-28

Hey, you just stole the idea for the shark

tjrmaster (author)bassmonkey2010-03-27


this is nothing like the shark, this is a basic monte gimmick while the shark is a very complex gimmick

bassmonkey (author)tjrmaster2010-04-01

You sir have no idea what your talking about, the shark is on of themost simple gimmicks i've ever come across, I well admit that this isn't a copy, but  if you want to say something stupid like that, well, don't!

tjrmaster (author)bassmonkey2010-04-02

i'm not trying 2 start a fight but the shark is a bit complex compared 2 other gimmick card change effects

these monte gimmicks r rly easy 2 make, making the shark takes some time 2 make, it takes carefull glueing, cutting and placement

but getting away from both of these, i'm having trouble making a blink card, any help any1?

bassmonkey (author)tjrmaster2010-04-03

hey sorry about coming off so strong there, here's a very usefull video on how to make it       

bassmonkey (author)bassmonkey2010-04-03

oops! here try this

tjrmaster (author)bassmonkey2010-04-04

it's a good vid but i need a pro blink card vid

i'm having trouble with the dental dam overall

bassmonkey (author)tjrmaster2010-04-05

oh... i don't know what you meen...

tjrmaster (author)bassmonkey2010-04-06

a pro made blink card has a latex hinge inside it which is what makes it looks like an instant change. dental dam is supposedly the best 4 making this latex hinge

any1 else have any tips with this?

MattDurr (author)2007-03-10

i am into magic to and I have to say that that is not a bad idea. good job

Bad Donut (author)MattDurr2007-03-17

I'll probably put some more up so keep posted!

jomodv (author)2007-03-10

Though it's nothing fancy, it's something that every aspiring magician can do to impress their friends.

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