The edge distresser is a disk with a razor blade inside it. Scraping it along the edge of your paper gives you a variety of looks, depending on the pressure you apply, the angle you scrape it at, and even whether you're altering dry or wet paper. There are lots of ways to distress paper, and this little tool just adds another dimension to your products. And for the price, it just can't be beat!
This little tool is so light and easy to use. You simply rub it back and forth along the edge of your paper and you are left with a nice, distressed edge to ink or leave as-is. It is much safer to use than the edge of your scissors, and won't take up much room in your crop bag.
I edge distressed every single one of my 3-peice -wedding invitations and they turned out beautiful!!! Yes, it is just razor blade protected with a peice of plastic to run along side the edge of your cardstock,,, but for 99 CENTS, thank you for doing the work Heidi! :)
I have the Making Memories distresser too but this one is much better the circular design makes it easy to use. I found that I had more control using it. Also, if you go over an area a couple of times it distresses paper without ripping the paper.