mermaid stamp (or any design, really!) This one is made by A Muse Artstamps
Stickles glitter accent (made by Ranger)
Clear dimensional embellishment such as Glossy Accents (Ranger) or Liquid Glass (Close to My Heart)
hot glue gun
Stamp your image onto a neutral colored cardstock. I used a vanilla/cream color as the base for the mermaid’s skin.
Using markers, color in the mermaid’s hair, eyes, and mouth.
Fill in mermaid bikini and tail with glitter accents. Allow to dry (or be very careful), then apply clear dimensional embellishment over hair. Allow to dry completely. Once dry, it will be clear and hard.
Using fine-tip scissors, cut mermaid from cardstock. Apply a dot of hot glue to the back of the mermaid and glue onto the end of a lollipop stick.
Add ribbon accents. You can either tie a bow and then hot glue the finished bow onto the lollipop stick, or tie the bow around the stick. For me, the first was much easier! Place the toppers into some swirly blue frosting and your cupcakes are ready for the party!!!
Application was simple. Cut out the design, brush corn syrup on the back of the image, and smooth onto the cookie. Set the cookies face down for 15 minutes and then turn them up to dry for a while longer.
Then, you can put a beaded border around the perimeter of the image if you want.
I purchased my wafer paper at Fancy Flours.