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I didn't want to use box shadow again, so I tried something different I have been seeing on other CodePens.

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// Normalize/Reset only the elements that I am using
body {
margin: 0;
padding: 0;
// Variables
$linkedin: #0077b5;
$white: #fff;
// Start of styling
* {
box-sizing: border-box;
body {
display: flex;
justify-content: center;
align-items: center;
height: 100vh;
width: 100%;
font-family: 'Mada', sans-serif;
-webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased;
font-size: 3em;
a {
position: relative;
top: 0;
left: 0;
margin-right: 0.25em;
padding: 0.25em;
font-weight: 900;
color: $linkedin;
text-decoration: none;
background-color: $white;
border: 8px solid $linkedin;
transition: all 0.15s ease-in-out;
&:after {
content: '';
position: absolute;
top: 0;
left: 0;
z-index: -1;
display: block;
height: calc(100% + 12px);
width: calc(100% + 12px);
background-color: $linkedin;
transition: all 0.15s ease-in-out;
&:hover {
top: 6px;
left: 6px;
&:after {
top: -6px;
left: -6px;
<link href=",900" rel="stylesheet" />
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