<div id="container-example">
  <div class='strip colour-1'>
    <a href="q" class="">Lorem</a>
    <a href="w" class="">Ipsum</a>
    <a href="e" class="">Dolor</a>
    <a href="r" class="">Sit</a>
    <a href="t" class="">Amet</a>
  </div>
  <div class='strip colour-2'>
    <a href="q" class="">Lorem</a>
    <a href="w" class="">Ipsum</a>
    <a href="e" class="">Dolor</a>
    <a href="r" class="">Sit</a>
    <a href="t" class="">Amet</a>
  </div>
  <div class='strip colour-3'>
    <a href="q" class="">Lorem</a>
    <a href="w" class="">Ipsum</a>
    <a href="e" class="">Dolor</a>
    <a href="r" class="">Sit</a>
    <a href="t" class="">Amet</a>
  </div>
  <div class='strip colour-4'>
    <a href="q" class="">Lorem</a>
    <a href="w" class="">Ipsum</a>
    <a href="e" class="">Dolor</a>
    <a href="r" class="">Sit</a>
    <a href="t" class="">Amet</a>
  </div>
  <div class='strip colour-5'>
    <a href="q" class="">Lorem</a>
    <a href="w" class="">Ipsum</a>
    <a href="e" class="">Dolor</a>
    <a href="r" class="">Sit</a>
    <a href="t" class="">Amet</a>
  </div>
  <div class='strip colour-6'>
    <a href="q" class="">Lorem</a>
    <a href="w" class="">Ipsum</a>
    <a href="e" class="">Dolor</a>
    <a href="r" class="">Sit</a>
    <a href="t" class="">Amet</a>
  </div>
</div>
#container-example {
  position: relative;

*, *::after, *::before {
  box-sizing: border-box;
}

.strip {
  width: 100%;
  height: 300px;
  display: flex;
  flex-wrap: wrap;
  align-items: center;
  justify-content: space-around;
  background: #a3d7ef;
}

a {
  font-size: 12pt;
  font-family: sans-serif;
  color: #fff;
  text-decoration: none;
  letter-spacing: 2px;
  position: relative;
  text-align: center;
  padding: 15px 50px;
  width: 150px;
}

.colour-1 {
  background: #a3d7ef;
  a::after {
    width: 100%;
    height: 0;
    background: #fff;
    content: '';
    position: absolute;
    top: 75%;
    left: 0;
    opacity: 0;
    transition: all 0.3s ease-out;
    margin: auto;
  }
  a:hover::after {
    opacity: 1;
    top: 100%;
    height: 4px;
  }
}

.colour-2 {
  background: #50cdb0;
  a::before {
    content: '';
    width: 100%;
    height: 2px;
    background: #fff;
    position: absolute;
    transform: rotate(45deg) scale(0.5);
    top: 50%;
    left: 0;
    opacity: 0.25;
    transition: all 0.25s ease;
  }
  a::after {
    content: '';
    width: 100%;
    height: 2px;
    background: #fff;
    position: absolute;
    transform: rotate(-45deg) scale(0.5);
    top: 50%;
    left: 0;
    opacity: 0.4;
    transition: all 0.25s ease;
  }
  a:hover::before {
    opacity: 1;
    transform: rotate(-180deg);
    top: 100%;
  }
  a:hover::after {
    opacity: 1;
    transform: rotate(180deg);
    top: 0;
  }
}

.colour-3 {
  background: #eb8c8c;
  a {
    border: 2px solid #fff;
    background-size: 200% 100%;
    background-image: linear-gradient(left, #fff 50%, #eb8c8c 50%);
    background-position: 100% 0;
    transition: all 0.3s ease;
  }
  a:hover {
    background-position: 0;
    color: #eb8c8c;
  }
}

.colour-4 {
  background: #8d78b1;
  a {
    border: 2px solid #fff;
    border-radius: 50px;
    background-image: linear-gradient(-135deg, #fff, #fff 50%, #8d78b1 50%, #8d78b1);
    background-size: 100% 500%;
    background-position: bottom;
    transition: all 0.4s ease;
  }
  a:hover {
    background-position: top;
    color: #8d78b1;
  }
}

.colour-5 {
  background: #fcbd79;
  a {
    border-left: 2px solid #fff;
    border-right: 2px solid #fff;
  }
  a::before, a::after {
    content:'';
    position: absolute;
    height: 100%;
    margin: auto;
  }
  a::before {
    border-left: 2px solid #fcbd79;
    border-right: 2px solid #fcbd79;
    width: calc(100% + 4px);
    top: 0;
    left: -2px;
    transition: all 0.2s ease;
    transition-delay: 0.2s;
  }
  a::after {
    border-top: 2px solid #fff;
    border-bottom: 2px solid #fff;
    width: 0;
    top: 0;
    left: 50%;
    transition: all 0.2s ease;
  }
  a:hover::before {
    height: 0;
    top: 50%;
  }
  a:hover::after {
    width: calc(100% + 4px);
    left: -2px;
  }
}
  
  .colour-6 {
    background: #75ac98;
    a {
      outline: 2px solid #fff;
      border: 2px solid #75ac98;
      background: transparent;
      background-image: linear-gradient(left, #fff, #fff 50%, transparent 50%, transparent), linear-gradient(left, transparent, transparent 50%, #fff 50%, #fff);
      background-size: 200% 100%, 200% 100%;
      background-position: right, left;
      transition: background-position 0.5s ease, color 0.25s ease;
    }
    a:hover {
      background-position: left, right;
      color: #75ac98;
    }
  }
  
}
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