<figure class="snip0023">
	<img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s.cdpn.io/331810/sample26.jpg" alt="sample26"/>
	<div>		
		<i class="ion-ios-play-outline"></i>	
		<div class="curl"></div>
		<a href="#"></a>
	</div>				
</figure>
<figure class="snip0023 hover">
	<img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s.cdpn.io/331810/sample27.jpg" alt="sample27"/>
	<div>
		<i class="ion-ios-download-outline"></i>			
		<div class="curl"></div>
		<a href="#"></a>
	</div>				
</figure>
<figure class="snip0023">
	<img src="https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/s.cdpn.io/331810/sample28.jpg" alt="sample28"/>
	<div>			
		<i class="ion-ios-arrow-thin-right"></i>
		<div class="curl"></div>
		<a href="#"></a>
	</div>			
</figure>
@import url(https://code.ionicframework.com/ionicons/2.0.1/css/ionicons.min.css);
figure.snip0023 {
  color: #fff;
  position: relative;
  overflow: hidden;
  margin: 10px;
  min-width: 220px;
  max-width: 310px;
  max-height: 220px;
  width: 100%;
  background: #000000;
  text-align: center;
}
figure.snip0023 * {
  -webkit-box-sizing: border-box;
  box-sizing: border-box;
}
figure.snip0023 img {
  opacity: 1;
  width: 100%;
  -webkit-transition: opacity 0.35s;
  transition: opacity 0.35s;
}
figure.snip0023 > div {
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  left: 0;
  width: 100%;
  height: 100%;
}
figure.snip0023 > div::before {
  position: absolute;
  top: 0;
  right: 0;
  bottom: 0;
  left: 0;
  content: '';
  opacity: 0;
  -webkit-transition: opacity 0.4s;
  transition: opacity 0.4s;
  background-image: linear-gradient(45deg, #000000 0%, transparent 40%, rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.15));
}
figure.snip0023 i {
  display: inline-block;
  font-size: 36px;
  color: #ffffff;
  padding: 6px 16px;
  position: absolute;
  bottom: 0px;
  left: 0px;
  opacity: 0;
  z-index: 1;
  -webkit-transition: 0.05s linear;
  transition: 0.05s linear;
  -webkit-transition-delay: 0.01s;
  transition-delay: 0.01s;
}
figure.snip0023 .curl {
  width: 0px;
  height: 0px;
  position: absolute;
  bottom: 0;
  left: 0;
  background: linear-gradient(225deg, #ffffff, #f3f3f3 20%, #bbbbbb 38%, #aaaaaa 44%, #888888 50%, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.7) 50%, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.4) 60%, rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3));
  box-shadow: 0 0 10px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.5);
  transition: all .4s ease;
}
figure.snip0023 .curl:before,
figure.snip0023 .curl:after {
  content: '';
  position: absolute;
  z-index: -1;
  left: 12%;
  bottom: 6%;
  width: 70%;
  max-width: 300px;
  max-height: 100px;
  height: 55%;
  box-shadow: 0 12px 15px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.3);
  transform: skew(-10deg) rotate(-6deg);
}
figure.snip0023 .curl:after {
  left: auto;
  right: 6%;
  bottom: auto;
  top: 14%;
  transform: skew(-15deg) rotate(-84deg);
}
figure.snip0023 a {
  left: 0;
  right: 0;
  top: 0;
  bottom: 0;
  position: absolute;
  color: #ffffff;
}
figure.snip0023:hover > div::before,
figure.snip0023.hover > div::before {
  opacity: 1;
}
figure.snip0023:hover i,
figure.snip0023.hover i {
  opacity: 0.7;
  -webkit-transition-delay: 0.15s;
  transition-delay: 0.15s;
}
figure.snip0023:hover .curl,
figure.snip0023.hover .curl {
  width: 90px;
  height: 90px;
}

/* Demo purposes only */
html {
  height: 100%;
}
body {
  background-color: #212121;
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
  flex-flow: wrap;
  margin: 0;
  height: 100%;
}
/* Demo purposes only */	
$("figure").mouseleave(
  function () {
    $(this).removeClass("hover");
  }
);

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