If you want to showcase your article in a card UI layout on your material design inspired blog archive page, this snippet by Tobias Reich is just what you need. You have a card UI layout where you can show the featured image, the title and description of the post along with author info. On hover you get an image zoomed in to take over the entire card with a colourful overlay and the text colour is changed from black to white.
If you are having trouble with the pen, try the archived copy on GitHub
Blog Article Card UI Snippet
See the Pen Hover card by Tobias Reich (@electerious) on CodePen.default