material of a card in cycles?

i would like to make an animation of a popup happy birthday card, but i can’t make the correct material for the colored cards, just diffuse doesn’t seem to work for the light to get through…
and there are these kinda hole-ish things one the card with places that are darker and all that… (well… that not as important as having the light through)
please help me…
diffuse + translucent doesn’t seem to work…

Lucky you! Google didn’t find any “Ode to the Vagueness”. :smiley:

Seriously: Picture, picture! So we’ll have a clearer picture of what you want to achieve… Or, at least, describe the materials.

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can’ put it for some rason

something like this may be


happy bl