Hey man, thanks again.
Its still not pulling off the effect Im looking for. Let me try to explain like this.
Layer 2 "top" Has a star sprite
Layer 1 "mid" Has a black tiled background
Layer 0 "background" Has a picture of clouds.
What I need is for the star on layer 2 to "punch" a star shaped hole in the "mid" layer that shows through to the "background: layer. So I could have many star sprites that show through to the cloud layer, but keeps the mid background black where there is not a star. Hopefully that makes more sense.