Hey everyone and welcome to the ultimate guide to gaff cards! What are gaff cards you ask? Well gaff cards are special playing cards used by magicians to perform illusions that boggle the mind and amaze people. In this step by step guide I will be teaching you in detail how to create these amazing cards.
Step 1: Materials
- A normal deck of playing cards
- An eraser
- A roll of double sided tape
- A high quality printer
- An Image editing program (eg. Photoshop)
Step 2: Erasing
Step 3: Design Your Gaff!
Gaff Design Links
[file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Karen%20Mullins/Desktop/dripping%20four.jpg Dripping Four of Clubs]
[file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Karen%20Mullins/Desktop/half%20spades%20copy.jpg Half of an Ace]
[file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Karen%20Mullins/Desktop/Ace_of_Clubs_Reveal%20copy.jpg Ace of Clubs Reveal]
[file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Karen%20Mullins/Desktop/8d.jpg Smeared Eight of Diamonds]
[file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/Karen%20Mullins/Desktop/skullcard.jpg Skull Card]
Those are just are just a few of the things I have come up with. With a bit of graphics skills and some creativeness you can make some really amazing cards!
Once you have designed your gaff you're going to want to print it out. It must be the exact size of the card. When I make mine I used the size 180 pixels wide by 252 pixels tall. Once you've sized your gaff and printed it your ready for the next step.
Step 4: Positioning and Printing Your Card
I hope this will be helpful for some people looking to make gaff cards for little or no cost at all. I hope you enjoyed this Instructable. In the future I may post Instructables on tricks that you can do with these cards.