73 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Animation / Floatation
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown La Carte qui Saute en l'air, en Sortant du Jeu, Sans qu'on la Touche card rises from a houlette and flies up into the air, also possible with several cards
1784 La Magie Blanche Dévoilée 54
Unknown Die Karte als Luftkönigin No. 10, card floats out of deck, across stage, into glass, and back, everything is then examined
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 99
Unknown Die gehorsamen Karten two or three cards selected and lost, one by one they rise out of deck and float into other hand, solo version
Jan. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 1) 7
Unknown Mysteriöses Kartensteigen cards rise out of deck and float in air
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 211
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenmagneta two selections, deck in a glass, one selection rises out of deck and floats to other glass and in midair changes to second selection
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 213
Unknown The Queen of the Air card rises from pack and floats to glass goblet on other side of stage, transforms in midair
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 69
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli III. Aus dem papierenen Königreich card is balanced on hat, deck is divided into two glasses and card floats from glas to glas, two cards are placed under two plates and the cards change places, selection is placed inside a book and performer shows envelope with miniature duplicate with correct page number and part of the text on that page written on it
1. Die Karten-Balance
2. Die Karte als Königin der Luft (with assistant)
3. Die Kartenwanderung
4. Eine magische Hypnose
1902 Moderne Magie 80
Howard Thurston Thurston's Kartensteiger floats out of deck into hand
Related to May 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 5) 67
Howard Thurston The "Thurston" Rising Cards card floats into hand, two methods (with or without reel)
1902 The Modern Conjurer 119
Carl Willmann Die Königin der Luft II. two glasses on two chairs, deck put in one, card rises and floats across into other glass and back
Dec. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 12) 179
Carl Willmann Die Königin der Luft I. card rises sideways out of deck that is held in one hand and floats across to other hand
Nov. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 11) 164
Howard Thurston The "Thurston" Rising Cards five cards rise out of deck and float into hand one by one
  • First Method
  • Second Method for Stage
1904 Modern Card Manipulation 88
Unknown And Yet Again - The Rising Cards cards rise, last one floats out, gaff in sleeve for last card
1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 4
Unknown A Method for Parlor The Aerial Cards, floating card
1938 Greater Magic 413
Unknown A Second Method The Aerial Cards, floating card, no assistant
1938 Greater Magic 413
Unknown The Queen of the Air The Aerial Cards, card floating from one table to another
1938 Greater Magic 414
Unknown Method No. 3. Card Rising from Hand to Hand Hair and Wax Pellet, card floats through air to other hand
1938 Greater Magic 389
Unknown Method No. 4. From a Glass Hair and Wax Pellet, card floats through air from glass to hand
1938 Greater Magic 390
Howard Thurston The "Thurston" Rising Cards The Aerial Cards, floating across stage with named cards (assistant)
1938 Greater Magic 412
Jean Hugard The Aerial Cards - Jean Hugard Method three cards rise out of the deck and float into other hand
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 23
Paul Fox, Harlan Tarbell Superba Rising Cards four cards rise and float into hand
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 255
Howard Thurston Thurston's Floating Card card floats up and down, thread
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 257
Howard Thurston Howard Thurston Rising Cards cards rise and float into hand
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 250
Bob Hummer Bob Hummer's Whirling Card
Also published here 1943 Hummer's Whirling Card 2
Sid Fleischman, Robert "Bob" J. Gunther The Impromptu Floating Card card floats over palm up hands
Variations 1945 My Best 63
Joe Karson The Floating Queen card floats behind the fingers
Related to 1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 128
Cardini Cardini's Rising Card floats up into hand, write-up by Milton Tropp
1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #6) 937
Lewis Ganson Die Samba-Karte selection rises from deck under silk and floats upwards
1978 Einfach Wunderbar — Wunderbar Einfach 92
Daniel Cros Daniel's Butterfly card cut into butterfly shape, inspired by Kaps' Floating Cork
1979 Close-up Entertainer 119
Karl Fulves Contacting The Spirits top card on small packet floats up, using card with hole in center
Inspired byRelated to 1979 The Topological False Count 14
Bob Hummer Hummer's Whirling Card
Related toAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 84
Paul Harris The Floating Deck half the pack floats above other half
1980 Close-up Fantasies - Book II 19
Jerry Andrus, Jon Racherbaumer, Danny Korem, Gene Castillon 7-Up Float Treatment Andrus' rubber ball floatation, including:
  • Effect (Andrus)
  • Four-Card Method (Racherbaumer)
  • Flap-Card Method (Castillon)
  • Sponge Ball Method (Castillon, Racherbaumer)
  • Double Flotation (Korem)
1981 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 89
Don England The Upper Deck cased deck floats underneath silk Zombie like, then vanishes from case except for selection
1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Hearts) 1
Karl Fulves Close-Up Zombie folded handkerchief is held in front of the deck, selection rises and floats behind the handkerchief à la Zombie
1982 Wireless II 36
Jerry Andrus, Derek Dingle Super Floating Card rubber ball and card with hole
Related to 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 120
John Kennedy Animated Card Location three selections, one rises from pocket, second shoots from deck, last rises from deck and floats into hand
1983 Lecture III 12
Mark Lefler Whirling Card card shoots out of deck and floats into hand
Related to 1983 Lecture III 16
Edward Marlo Floating Penthouse deck put on flat hand, deck opens up by itself and three selection rise into three different directions
Inspired by
  • "The Ultimate Floating Deck" (Ben Harris, 1984)
1985 Midnight Special 25
Srechko Howard, Paul Harris, Ben Harris Float-Flip-Flight Half of the deck floats up, then selected card shoots out of deck
1986 Killer Klose-Up 69
Jay Sankey Floater whole deck, ungaffed
1986 Sankey Panky 61
John Samapaga O-C-I top card of three-card packet floats up
1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 1) 7
Ken Krenzel Purist Non-Clip Variations ungaffed version
Inspired by 1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 11
Ken Krenzel The Non-Clip Haunted Levitation deck floats up at selection
1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 12
Ken Krenzel A Gimmicked Incredible Levitation alternative
Inspired by 1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 14
Ken Krenzel "Killer" Floating Deck
Related to 1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 18
Ken Krenzel Incredible Full Deck Levitation paper clip gimmick
1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 1
Ken Krenzel The "Cases" Deck Levitation deck in case floats at hand
1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 6
Ken Krenzel The Haunted Levitation deck floats up at selection
1987 Incredible Full Deck Levitation 7
Steve Beam The Floating Lady queen floats between two halves of the deck, then the card vanishes, impromptu
Related toVariations 1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 28) 485
Karl Fulves Levitation card floats behind fingers
Related to 1989 Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 41
Randy Wakeman Reverse-Reverse-Rise-Surprise selection reverses twice, then top half floats upwards and selection jumps out
1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 39
Srechko Howard Float-Flip-Flight spelled "Howard Shrecko", first top half floats above bottom half, then selection pops out
Also published here 1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 40
Steve Beam Free Fall card fan floats
1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 35) 630
Unknown Sponging floating card with attached spongeball
1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 35) 639
John Riggs Back to Back Issues
Inspired by 1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 35) 640
Ellis Stanyon The Wonderful Floating Card Trick selection floats from deck into other hand
1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 23
Karrell Fox Simply Thurston
1991 Goodies 96
Stanley Collins Jumping Cards (The Siamese Bloodstone) cards jump from hat, hat is balanced on the rim of a plate
1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 24
Paul Harris The Floating Deck half the pack floats above other half
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 241
Srechko Howard How to Pop a Floating Deck first top half floats above bottom half, then selection pops out
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 247
Michael Kaminskas Heli-Card card rises from deck then it is signed and is spinned in the air, Steve Fearson Hookup
1996 Miracle Material 19
Joel Givens Hover deck floats above the hand, impromptu
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 60) 1154
Tony Miller Poke Salad card with hole
July 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 7) 2670
Karl Fulves Silver Kiss card on pile moves up against spectator's hand, hole in cards
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 36
Bill Morgan Up, Up, and Away card rises out of deck and floats until caught, wax
1998 The Rising Card Book 6
John Carney Ascension four selections, one rises underneath silk, one floats into hand, fountain for last card
2002 The Book of Secrets 300
John Carney The Ascension Gimmick wire stuck to thumb tip
2002 The Book of Secrets 318
Daniel Garcia Dischover Credit card floats between hands, impromptu
2002 Next 4
Dámaso Fernández La Carta Acróbata card stands on hand of performer and then flies to the other hand
2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 262
Jay Sankey, David Acer Uppity Deck on table covered by napkin, deck begins floating ala Zombie Ball, then deck vanishes, leaving only the selected card
2004 Random Acts of Magic 46
Daniel Garcia Disc Hover Floating credit card, impromptu, floats between hands
2009 Limited 21
Tom Gagnon Floater deck floats above hand, using hidden Thumb Tip
Also published here
  • New Tops, Dec. 1981
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 46