THE EFFECT: Pass a playing card right through the middle of a note! Watch the performance below, then learn the secret...
THE SECRET: Watch the secret below...
You need two cards from the same deck. Cut one card in half and glue it on the back of the original card like in the video. Shown from the back the crease will not be seen.
Now fold a bill length wise, cover it with your hand just like in the video. Now pretend that you are inserting the card into the folded bill, but in reality you are inserting the half cut card into the folded area and the original card behind the note.
Now do some tricks, bring the card backwards, forwards then pull the card side ways so it seems that the card has torn through the bill. Give the bill out to examine, there will not be a single tear!
TIP: For making it real impromptu have a duplicate card. Place both cards on the top of the deck with the gimmicked card under the duplicate card. Lets say you are using the 2 of hearts.
Force the 2 of hearts on your spectator and let them take the card (so can see it is normal). Take the card back and then get them to examine the note and fold it sideways.
While they are distracted swap the normal card for the gimmicked card. Perform the trick, then when your are finished let the spectator examine the note once more and swap the cards back!