I became slightly addicted to Pan Pastels and the most fun I had with them was creating my own backgrounds.
Here is a card I have made for some challenges.
Recipe - Pan Pastels from Natalie and Amy's shop
Back to Basics Christmas Paper from Natalie and Amy's shop
Glossy Accents from Natalie and Amy's shop
Crafters Companion Spray and Sparkle
Versamark watermark pad available at Natalie and Amy's shop.
I created the backing papers by stamping the image with versamark I then used different shades of pan pastels over the images. I sprayed with Crafters companion Spray and Sparkle and then repeated with my second image. I then cut out some baubles from the Back to basic papers. I stuck on with a foam pad and then added glossy accents. I added some faux stitching to finish the card.