Given below is a simple technique which can be used to make pop-up greeting using origami paper; we will make a simple popup lotus using this technique.
Glimpse of the Result:
Start by taking a rectangular peice of paper for the lotus and another piece for the base of the greeting.
Cut the rectangular piece in two equal halves as strips.
Take a strip and fold it into half thrice.
Hold the folds together and cut the corners to shape it like the edges of a lotus flower petal.
Unfold to get a structure as shown. Make cuts at the points indicated in black.
Repeat steps 3 and 4. For this strip, make cuts at the top in the points indicated.
Insert one strip into the other at the cuts made.
Bring the folds together.
You will get the below structure after folding them together.
Take the other rectangular piece and fold it in half to make a fold. Make a crease and unfold.
Apply glue as shown and paste it at the center crease.
Repeat this for the other side of the petals folded.
Open up the base and you have your lotus flower blooming at the center.
A simple method to help you begin your experiments with pop up greeting cards.