A floating card effect.
A playing card is selected from the deck. The card is shown front and back before being placed in the magicians outstretched palm. On command, the card rises up slowly, floating above the magician's outstretched palm as if buoyed on a cushion of air. The magician then pushes the card back down onto his hand. Finally, he hands the selected card out for examination. It's a simple, direct and startling piece of "impromptu" magic. Remember these points: there is nothing added or taken away.
The trick is entirely self-contained. There are no funny moves, no sleights, and nothing is attached to the floating card. The card can be show from both sides before and after it floats off of your hand.