Learn how to create an ombre leopard design for your nails in just a few easy steps! So first up you’ll want to start of with a base coat to protect your nails and then apply a white coat of polish. Wait for a few minutes then apply a second coat. Then grab a dotting tool and create a few light colored dots near the cuticle and then use darker and darker shades. Next you’ll need a toothpick to apply you black nail polish to start creating the leopard print.