I love stickles. I recently tried the distress stickles and didn't like them as much as the regular stickles. Maybe it was my expectations. They don't cover the area as completely as regular stickles so more of the paper/product underneath the distress stickles shows through. I think if I plan that in my design of using the distress stickles I would be happier but for now, I only plan on using the regular stickles.