These are the actual stencils on two reusable  sheets of 8.5" x 11" plastic.

The stately Thistle might be considered a weed by some, but it is a quite regal looking plant in my opinion. The Thistle Stencil is filled with wonderful shapes for creating amazing design variations.

When I was young, our horse pasture was filled with large outcrops of thistles. I had a Welsh pony who was especially fond of the large purple blooms: he must have considered them to have been quite a delicacy. It was always so comical to watch him pluck the blooms off of the plant and  devour them so cautiously prickles and all.