To get the above image here are the steps I used
I started with this Part:
I Composite DstOut
The grad gold heart g247.gif
With with the F003.gif 3 times.
The 1st time I use the above settings in composite.
On the 2nd DstOut I change the Offset to +0+1
On the 3rd DstOut I change the Offset to +0+2
Which gives me this.
Then I "matte" out what is left in the center area
Here is that image
Back to Composite
I composite The F003.gif again only
I use "OVER" instead of "DstOut"
Output & save
Which gives me this image:
If you use a solid image without transparency you will have to DstOut only one time and probably not have to matte anything out.