Hi, crafty friends! I’m up on the Altenew blog sharing three ways to use the Oriental Orchid Korean stamp set I designed for Altenew November release.

Oriental Orchid KoreanThis set contains not only the multi layer style of stamps to achieve detailed orchids, it also features my handwritten sentiments in Korean. If you want to see the English version of the orchid stamp set, please click HERE.

Orchid_English_grandeThis is the translation of Korean greetings. I tried to include the most popular sentiments for cardmaking. If you are Korean, you’ll notice how versatile these sentiments are.


For my first card, I focused on the multi layering to create my own cluster of orchids. You can easily make magical arrangements and bouquets of orchids.

This is a video showing you how I created my card. You can watch the video tutorial here or in HD on YouTube.


I went out of my comfort zone to create my next card, inspired by the queen of coloring, Marika. I used the Derwent watercolor pencil to color the orchids after stamping them with white ink on the navy blue card base. I used the white colored pencil without water for rich, intense color.


It isn’t perfect coloring as I tried this technique for the first time, but I love how my card turned out. What do you think?


This is a video showing you how I colored my orchids. You can watch the video tutorial here or in HD on YouTube. If you like this video, please give it a thumbs up. I really appreciate your support and love.


For my last card, I only used two layers of orchid in various colors. With mix of different shapes of orchids and unique sentiments in the set, the possibilities are endless.



To celebrate the release of my two stamps sets, I’m giving away one of the stamp sets(above) of your choice. Winner will receive one of my handmade cards as well.

  • To be eligible to win, please leave a comment by Nov 29th at 11:59pm EST, telling me which card you like the most. For an extra entry, please subscribe to my YouTube channel and leave a comment. I will announce the lucky winner in this post on Sunday, November 30th. Good luck!


Well, that’s all I have today. Hope you loved my cards and got some inspiration. Have a happy Thanksgiving day!

Giveaway Winner (Edited) 

Congratulations! Please email me at fepooh@gmail.com to claim your prize. Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 11.45.17 PM

185 thoughts on “Video+Giveaway : Three Cards w/ Oriental Orchid Korean Stamp Set

  1. Love your videos and all these orchid cards are beautiful, but my favorite card is the first one, so much detail in this stamp set, it’s amazing! Love the blue and white card, so elegant, and the last card with the background orchids with only 2 layers is fabulous as well. You really show the versatility of this orchid set!

  2. How beautiful, May! Each card is distinctly different so it’s hard to choose! There’s something about the white flowers on blue that just pulled me in though. I have that stamp set and need to start playing with it!

  3. This is such a lovely stamp set, May and I love all 3 cards. It isn’t possible to say which is a favorite because they are such different cards and all beautiful!

  4. Oh May…your cards are GORGEOUS – this is a ‘must have’ set….now to pick which one – LOL! Thank you for the chance to win one – they are soooooo impressive!
    Paper Hugs,

  5. Both cards are so beautiful! I think I like the blue one better just because it looks like it is more hand made. I love all of your creations though. Sure wish that your Korean set had the sentiment in Korean and then the inside of the card could say what it means in English. I also subscribe to your YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing your creativity…it sure is inspiring!

  6. How am I supposed to choose one card from these three stunning designs?!! Your second card on the blue cardstock certainly caught my eye straight away and love how you used the white pencil, looks incredible. My favourite would have to be the last one though. Love those bright colours against the white and how you haven’t used the outlines of the flowers, such an amazing effect. You’ve designed another fantastic set May and bet its extremely popular!!!!

  7. All the cards are beautiful, but my favorite has to be the blue and white version. It is so elegant and yet still accessible. TFS – Julie

  8. I am a lover of flowers…and all things blue. Needless to say, I am in love with your blue orchid card. It’s a real inspiration to me!

  9. I am already your You-Tube subscriber…and I love the blue and white card particularly! They are all lovely, though! Thanks for the chance to win your stamp design!

  10. Your cards are always so beautiful. I love watching your videos. I’m having a hard time deciding which one I like best, because I love them all. I only wish I could read Korean. ^_^ I will go with the first one. I love the design, and colors, and even the envelope. It’s just lovely. ♥

  11. Beautiful cards. That stamp set is on my wish list. Hope Santa knows I’ve been good. Thank you for the opportunity to participate.

  12. Beautiful cards! Each one is so different, it is difficult to choose a favorite! I think I will have to say the first card. Thanks for the opportunity to win this lovely set.

  13. All of them are just gorgeous, but I am partial to the colors in the first one! So lively and beautiful! It is a lovely set with so much you can do with it!

  14. You’re cards are all beautiful! I love the yellow one, it just looks so amazing! I love that you have a Korean set, perfect for cards I can give to my in-laws.

  15. Another wonderful stamp set, May. I love your samples. As beautiful as the multi-layered flowers are, I really love the card where you only used two layers. So modern.

  16. Orchids are my favorite flower and this set stamps are awesome! Three cards are very stunning. But the white orchids card is my favorite. Great design 😉

  17. Hi May, all your cards are stunning. I really love the white on blue card. I love that there is a Korean stamp set. My brothers and I were adopted from Korea, I don’t know the language but would love to learn someday. Now I’m closer to knowing what some of it says! I am going to have to buy this set now and share with my brothers, they’d really like that! Great work, love your videos too!

  18. Absolutely beautiful cards. If Altenew designed stamps with sentiments in Japanese, I’d buy them in a heartbeat. I don’t speak Korean…but I am a fan of Song SeungHeon 😉

  19. I was just watching the video on YT of that AMAZING layered card of yellow flowers with the purple center which is my absolute favorite!! I’ve never done layer stamping since I don’t own any set. That one is just INCREDIBLE!! I ADOREEEEEEE Oriental culture and have a couple of friends living in Korea.Would LOVE to go some day!!

  20. I really enjoyed your creation of this stamp set, and your two different and unique cards created. The Korean handwriting looks so pretty with the flowers, even though I don’t speak Korean I would almost want to choose the Korean set because it is so elegant and pretty to me!

  21. What fantastic cards you created!! I LOVE the blue one the best with the white flowers. For some reason it is just peaceful to me.

  22. I really love the blue with the white flowers. It is a striking design and so beautiful.
    the other cards are pretty – but not as wonderful as the blue.
    thanks for sharing.

  23. That’s like asking us to choose entered cookies and ice cream!!:). I love them all -I think the blue and white is the most unusual and striking – you did a wonderful job colouring. I have to say the first is my fave tho- so beautiful

  24. Love the blue card where the orchids are coloured with the white pencil it really makes the orchids pop. The finished card is a stunner.

  25. These cards are stunning! So gorgeous, beautiful, and elegant all rolled into one! While I love all of your cards, my favorite would have to be the second card! The white on the blue background along with the added pencil is absolutely amazing! I love orchids so this stamp set is my most favorite stamp set ever! Love it! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win one!

  26. Your orchid stamp sets are DELIGHTFUL May and your cards GORGEOUS!!!
    While I LOVE the yellow & pink and the pretty pastels, I ADORE your white orchids against the blue background, it is STUNNING!!! THANK YOU for sharing your video on how you created it, you made the masking and colouring with the pencil look like even I could do it 🙂
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION and for the chance to win a handmade card and one of your BEAUTIFUL stamp sets!!!

  27. I’m already subscribed to your YouTube channel – my name there is Tracy Moloney 🙂
    THANK YOU for the extra chance to win some CRAFTY AWESOMENESS!!!

  28. I am in awe of the white orchids. Even if I try and copy your technique I don’t think it will come out as beautiful as your card. Excellent work on your card and your stamps!

  29. May, you amaze me every time!! The blue card with white orchids is my absolute favorite. It’s incredibly stunning and beautiful! I love your work so much! You definitely blew me away with the blue card 🙂

  30. Oh May! the 3 of ’em are GORGEOUS!!! but if i have to choose one would be the first! the colors & the way you arrange them are so elegant & poetic…….just adore it!! you’re absolutely AMAZING & I Thank you for all the inspiration u share w/ us! Blessings!!

  31. I enjoyed watching the videos and the card with yellow orchids is my favorite. Love the bright colors and how quick and easy it was to make the stunning card. Thank you for a chance to win!

  32. O.M.Wow! All three of your cards are stunning! I don’t know if I can choose a favorite. I think the white on blue is awesome because it was colored by hand, and the flowers look so realistic! But the third card might be my favorite because of all the bright colors; I think colors have a big effect on my mood and are the primary element that draws my attention to things. So I guess, my fave is #3! 🙂

  33. Hi May ~ Your new stamp sets are stunning and I love how you incorporated your own handwriting into the sets. Your navy and white card is my favorite, although admittedly I love them all. The navy with white is classically stunning and simply looks rich. Congratulations on designing these beautiful sets!! {{{HUGS}}}

  34. Love all your cards. The stamp set is wonderful, the orchids are beautiful all three ways. I really like the look of the Korean words but I’d have to get the English version. Thanks.

  35. May, I love your cards and the various techniques you’ve used. I’m always amazed at the versatility of the Altenew stamp sets and the creative ways that people use the stamps…your project was no exception! Fabulous!

  36. What a beautiful stamp set, no matter what language it is in.
    I like your last card because of the many colors and the background.
    You are talented beyond awesome!

  37. May, your cards are absolutely stunning! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but if I must, I guess I will say the multicolored pastel, because I love every color of the rainbow! The white on navy is striking, though, & that’s something I want to try too. I enjoyed your contribution to the recent Holiday OCC. TFS!

  38. WOW, I think my favorite is the Multi-Colored Orchid. Normally I would be drawn to the Blue & white card, which I DO love, BUT….there is something “happy” about the beautiful orchids. Love the Korean sets, my son taught in Korea for a while, so I am putting these on my must have list!

  39. its a tough choice between the last colourful card and the blue card… but I think I like your last card the best as it is very colourful and bright and cheerful! thanks for sharing

  40. Wow, May, ‘amazing’ doesn’t even do these cards justice!!! Just wow! And the orchids stamps are perfect, they look so real! It’s really hard to pick a favorite, but because of the colors I love the first card!!

  41. Your stamp set is really gorgeous as are your sample cards! My favorite is the blue and white one – love it ♡♡♡

    P.S. My grandfather is Korean 😉

  42. I love the Korean stamp set. One of my best friends is from South Korea and I would love to make the blue and white orchid card for her. We both raise orchids too!

  43. I am a big fan of all your work and I like the blue and white card best. Great idea using the white pencil with the white ink! The flowers look so elegant and delicate. It’s just lovely!

  44. May, I just love ALL your work. This blue and white card looks simple to do, but I KNOW it would be a challenge for me. I usually try some variation of your cards, so I will be giving it a go on this one. The orchid stamp set would be a great addition to anyone’s collection. Your cards here definitely show off how many different variations can be accomplished… of course, it’s your imagination that I could use. So, THANKS for the inspiration and ALL your work. Just lovely!

  45. Hi. I loved all the cards that you created but I love the blue card with the white flowers the best. Coming in second was the first card with the yellow orchids.

  46. I really love your fist card. It is so brilliantly coloured and the card just give off happy vibes that is sure to make anyone who receives it smile:)

  47. I love them all, they are all so gorgeous! But, my favourite would have to be your first card – it’s so lovely. But again, they all are! I’m so loving that you’re doing videos now too, I love watching them!

  48. I have fallen for the multi layered orchid card. The bright colors on white background is so appealing and uplifting.

  49. Beautiful cards, and I very much appreciate the translation on the Korean version. These are classy stamp sets, and I think your white orchid card with that gorgeous blue background is classy. Thank you for doing the giveaways.

  50. Each card is really beautiful, I’d choose the first one – because it’s bright and colorful and reminds me of spring.

  51. Both cards are gorgeous! Hard to choose one, but I would say the white flowers pop against the blue background in a very unexpected way! Congrats on this release and thanks for all you do and share!

  52. Both of the cards are lovely! The bright colors of the first one make me smile, while the blue one is peaceful and elegant. The white on blue is stunning!

  53. Oh wow! I love these cards! My fav id Multi Layered Stamping w/ Oriental Orchid Stamp Set. Orchids are one of favuorite flower and this card with Yellow Orchids is awwwww!!!!! Suscribed already on your YT channel as Arianna Barbara. I’ve commented both oyur videos. Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  54. Love all your cards, but if you force me to pick a favorite, I have to say I love the blue and white card–so simple and elegant! TFS and a chance to win! Would LOVE the one with Korean sentiments so I can make Korean cards for my parents! Big hugs, Kristina

  55. I didn’t know if we were supposed to leave a comment here about being subbed to your YT channel too, but thought I would in case you are just taking entries from comments on your blog. I love both your blog and YT channel. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us! Hugs, Kristina

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