There are two versions of Color Fusion being explained in the DVD and they are:
1) Color Fusion [the card is not restored at the end]
2) Color Fusion & Restoration [the card is fully restored at the end, 3/4 red 1/4 blue card, no tears]
Gimmick card is required only for CF&R which should come with 8 of them in the DVD package and you just need regular cards for CF.
Theres a little bit of preparation works required for CF, which is a newly developed fitness from Nash that require you to make a one time for all gaff card that can be easily made within a min from just one regular card like Joe said, and its very convenient for table hopping/strolling works.
I understand your concern about making the gaff cards, but...the refill packs are available or will be available to buy separately in a very short coming future.
Hope this helps,