For the last of my Penelope Workshops Your Way cards (the kit makes 8 cards, 2 of each design), I wanted to use the giraffe balloon. I stamped him a bunch of times with a lot of rolling ink combos, but I didn't like any of them.
Eventually it occurred to me that the reason I didn't like them is because giraffes should be spotted. I had a simple fix for that - kissing!
First I inked the giraffe in Canary Ink but did not stamp him. Then I inked the polka dot image included in the SOTM set with Thistle ink, stamped that off onto my scratch paper so the spots wouldn't be too bright, and then stamped it onto the Canary inked giraffe repeatedly until his was all spotty. You could also stamp the second generation spots directly onto the Canary stamped giraffe image if you want a more defined spot. Finally I was happy with the giraffe balloon! Next up I'll share the adorable Penelope layouts.