I love this set! Perhaps it is because my husband's family can be traced back to Privateers which were just government sanctioned pirates! It is also one of the things that my daughter loves to tell people about her heritage. With the exception of the "Arrrrrr" stamp, the other images were stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I just love how they stand out on the Crumb Cake and Night of Navy cardstock. Lacing the Linen Thread up the side of the pieces added the perfect touch!