hello, i'm sorry about my pictures, but i'm trying really. today i'm going to compare the difference between the wonderful tim holtz distressing tool and sandpaper. i must say that i love the distressing tool sooo much better. it has better control and gives the paper a fuffy look. now the sandpaper works better if you are covering a whole page, instead of just the edges, but i mainly do just edges. the card on your right is with the distressing tool and the one on the left is the sandpaper, and i know it's hard to tell on my picutres, but trust me in real life the distressing tool looks so much cleaner. tim holtz distressing tool is worth the 5 dollar investment.