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HTML

            
              <link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Cookie' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Open+Sans+Condensed:700' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>
<link href='http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Sancreek' rel='stylesheet' type='text/css'>

<span data-text="Hello!" class="dashed-shadow hello">Hello!</span>
<br />

<div data-text="This thing is" class="dashed-shadow">This thing is</div> <br />
<div class="sorta-block">
  <div data-text="sort of"class="dashed-shadow sorta">sort of</div> 
</div>
<div data-text="a hipster-ish" class="dashed-shadow hipsterish">a hipster-ish</div> <br />
<div class="dashed-shadow dashed-shadow-text">DASHED<br /><span class="shadow">SHADOW</span></div> <br />

            
          
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CSS

            
              @import "compass/css3";

//Variables here:
//(alongside with commented suggestions)
$foreground-color:#b85b3f;//black;
$background-color:#e8e3c7;//white
$shadow-color:#ba9186;//$foreground-color;
$distance:8px;
$cut-distance:3px;//$distance/4;
$strips-size:6px; //10px
$strips-ratio:50%;//70%
$strips-angle:45deg;//90deg;

//cray stuff yo. be sure to try (if you please)
$animate:false;//true
$fixed:false;//true

body{
  font-family: 'Open Sans Condensed', sans-serif;
  font-size:85pt;
  background-color:$background-color;
  text-align:center;
  line-height:1.2em;
  padding-top:70px;
}
.dashed-shadow{
  position:relative;
  top:$distance;
  left:$distance;
  display:inline-block;
  color:$shadow-color;
}
@keyframes dash-animation{
  0% {background-position:0 0};
  100% {background-position:100% 0};
}
.dashed-shadow:before{
  content:" ";
  display:block;
  
  position:absolute;
  $bleeding-horizontal:10px;
  $bleeding-vertical:0px;
  top:-$bleeding-vertical - $distance;
  left:-$bleeding-vertical - $distance;
  bottom:-$bleeding-horizontal + $distance;
  right:-$bleeding-horizontal + $distance;
  z-index:1;
  $color:$background-color;
  $size:$strips-ratio/2;
  $halfSize:$size/2;
  $p1:$halfSize;
  $p2:50%-$halfSize;
  $p3:50%+$halfSize;
  $p4:100%-$halfSize;
  $transparent:transparentize($color,1);
  @include background-image(linear-gradient($strips-angle,$color $p1, $transparent $p1, $transparent $p2,$color $p2, $color $p3, $transparent $p3, $transparent $p4, $color $p4));
  background-size:$strips-size $strips-size;
  @if($animate){
    animation:dash-animation 30s infinite linear; 
  }
  @if($fixed){
    background-attachment:fixed;
  }
}
.dashed-shadow:hover:before{
  animation:dash-animation 30s infinite linear;
}

.dashed-shadow:after{
  z-index:2;
  content:attr(data-text);
  position:absolute;
  left:-$distance;
  top:-$distance;
  color:$foreground-color;
  text-shadow:$cut-distance $cut-distance $background-color;
}

//fancy stuff - just useless fluff, don't mind from here onwards

.hello{
  font-family:'Cookie',cursive;
  font-size:140pt;
}
.sorta-block{
  font-size:50pt;
  line-height:1.1em;
  @include transform(skew(0,-5deg));
  z-index:3;
  position:relative;
  margin-top:20px;
  margin-bottom:10px;
}
.sorta{
  border-top:4px solid $foreground-color;
  border-bottom:4px solid $foreground-color;
   
  text-transform:uppercase;
  z-index:3;
  //position:relative;
  //display:block;
  //width:300px;
  font-style:italic;
}
.hipsterish{
   font-family: 'Sancreek', cursive;
    font-size:70pt;
}
.dashed-shadow-text{
  font-size:140pt;
  line-height:0.7em;
  //left:-10px;
}
.shadow{
  font-size:120pt;
  line-height:0.8em;
}

            
          
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