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  <img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s.cdpn.io/331810/pr-sample15.jpg" alt="pr-sample15" />
  <div class="image"><img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s.cdpn.io/331810/pr-sample15.jpg" alt="pr-sample15" /></div>
  <figcaption>
    <h3>Jason Response</h3>
    <p>I suppose if we couldn't laugh at things that don't make sense, we couldn't react to a lot of life.</p>
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<figure class="snip1369 blue hover"><img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s.cdpn.io/331810/pr-sample18.jpg" alt="pr-sample18" />
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  <figcaption>
    <h3>Carnegie Mondover</h3>
    <p>You know what we need, Hobbes? We need an attitude. Yeah, you can't be cool if you don't have an attitude.</p>
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  <figcaption>
    <h3>Quiche Hollandaise</h3>
    <p>The only skills I have patience to learn are those that have no real application in life.</p>
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@import url(https://code.ionicframework.com/ionicons/2.0.1/css/ionicons.min.css);
@import url(https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Raleway:400,500,700);
.snip1369 {
  font-family: 'Raleway', Arial, sans-serif;
  position: relative;
  overflow: hidden;
  margin: 10px;
  min-width: 230px;
  max-width: 315px;
  width: 100%;
  background: #20638f;
  text-align: left;
  color: #ffffff;
  box-shadow: 0 0 5px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.15);
  font-size: 16px;
}
.snip1369 * {
  -webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
  box-sizing: border-box;
  -webkit-transition: all 0.3s ease-out;
  transition: all 0.3s ease-out;
}
.snip1369 > img,
.snip1369 .image img {
  -webkit-transform: scale(1.05);
  transform: scale(1.05);
  max-width: 100%;
}
.snip1369 > img {
  vertical-align: top;
  position: relative;
  -webkit-filter: blur(5px);
  filter: blur(5px);
  opacity: 0.6;
}
.snip1369 figcaption,
.snip1369 .image {
  -webkit-transition-delay: 0.2s;
  transition-delay: 0.2s;
}
.snip1369 .image {
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  bottom: 25%;
  right: 0;
  left: 0;
  overflow: hidden;
  box-shadow: 0px 1px 5px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1), 0px 1px 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.2);
}
.snip1369 .image img {
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
}
.snip1369 figcaption {
  position: absolute;
  top: 75%;
  bottom: 46px;
  left: 20px;
  right: 20px;
  border-bottom: 2px solid #ffffff;
  padding-top: 20px;
  z-index: 1;
}
.snip1369 h3,
.snip1369 p {
  margin: 0;
}
.snip1369 h3 {
  font-weight: 700;
  margin-bottom: 5px;
  text-transform: uppercase;
}
.snip1369 p {
  font-size: 0.9em;
  letter-spacing: 1px;
  font-weight: 400;
  opacity: 0;
}
.snip1369 .read-more {
  display: block;
  opacity: 0;
  -webkit-transform: translateX(-20px);
  transform: translateX(-20px);
  line-height: 48px;
  text-transform: uppercase;
  letter-spacing: 1px;
  padding: 0 20px;
  color: #ffffff;
  right: 0;
  bottom: 0;
  font-weight: 500;
  position: absolute;
}
.snip1369 a {
  left: 0;
  right: 0;
  top: 0;
  bottom: 0;
  position: absolute;
  z-index: 1;
}
.snip1369:hover .read-more,
.snip1369.hover .read-more,
.snip1369:hover figcaption,
.snip1369.hover figcaption {
  opacity: 1;
  -webkit-transform: translateX(0px);
  transform: translateX(0px);
}
.snip1369:hover figcaption,
.snip1369.hover figcaption,
.snip1369:hover .image,
.snip1369.hover .image {
  -webkit-transition-delay: 0s;
  transition-delay: 0s;
}
.snip1369:hover figcaption,
.snip1369.hover figcaption {
  top: 50%;
}
.snip1369:hover .image,
.snip1369.hover .image {
  bottom: 50%;
}
.snip1369:hover p,
.snip1369.hover p {
  opacity: 1;
  -webkit-transition-delay: 0.2s;
  transition-delay: 0.2s;
}
/* Demo purposes only */
$(".hover").mouseleave(
  function () {
    $(this).removeClass("hover");
  }
);

External CSS

  1. https://www.littlesnippets.net/css/codepen-result.css

External JavaScript

  1. https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.1.3/jquery.min.js