Find template online: Search “Iris Folding _____” and type of image you would like to use.
Print and then cut out template. (You may want to have a second template that is colored so you can easily see the color choices or for others to easily mark their template if following the same color pattern.)
Mark what colors you want to use on the template.
Trace the template on the colored paper that will be the base for the card.
Cut out the image (template) and tape it to the table
Cut small strips of tape. Paper cutter really helpful for this to get nice even strips.
Cut and fold strips of paper: Make sure the strips are long and wide enough for the template.
Follow numbers around the template.
If using tape, cut off ten or more small strips so that you can add at least 5 strips at a time.
After taping down several strips, check the front to make sure that you like the way the strips look and to check for tape peaking through.